Phylogenetic relationships of Nemania plumbea sp. nov. and related taxa based on ribosomal ITS and RPB2 sequences

Alvin TANG*, Rajesh Jeewon, Kevin D. Hyde

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Abstract

During a survey fungal diversity of xylariaceous fungi in Thailand, a new Nemania species, N. plumbea, was identified. Nemania plumbea is characterized by soft-textured grey stromata on a persistent mat of white hyphae, pale brown ascospores with a short germ-slit on the more convex side. It also produces a Geniculosporium-like anamorph in culture. In order to evaluate its phylogenetic relationships among related species and genera, ITS-5.8S rDNA and RPB2 were analysed separately and simultaneously. Results from the phylogenetic analyses indicate that there is close phylogenetic association between N. plumbea and N. aenea. A preliminary account into the natural grouping of Xylariaceae based on ITS-5.8S rDNA and RPB2 sequences is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-402
Number of pages11
JournalMycological Research
Volume111
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Molecular systematics
  • Sordariomycetes
  • Xylariaceae

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