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Dipteran-Associated Harpellales from Lowland and Submontane Tropical Rain Forests of Veracruz (Mexico)
Mycologia
  • Laia Guardia Valle, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Merlin M. White, Boise State University
  • Matías J. Cafaro, Universidad de Puerto Rico
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Article
Publication Date
5-1-2011
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Abstract

We report on the species of Harpellales found in dipteran hosts during two surveys (32 field d) in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. One new morphospecies, Genistellospora dorsicaudata, is described with particular attention to the position of the terminal cell associated with fully developed fertile thalli bearing sexual spores. We emend the description of G. guanacastensis to include morphometrics on the zygospores, based on discovery of the sexual spores for that species in our collections. Thirteen other previously described species, which are new for Mexico, include G. homothallica, Pennella montana, Simuliomyces microsporus, Smittium aciculare, S. brasiliense (in a new host type), S. culisetae, S. dipterorum, S. microsporum, S. simulii and the unbranched species Harpella melusinae, H. tica, Stachylina grandispora and S. paucispora. Some species have been described but not named, specifically one each of Harpella, Pennella and Smittium. All taxa are identified morphologically, illustrated and additional details on their ecology are provided.

Citation Information
Laia Guardia Valle, Merlin M. White and Matías J. Cafaro. "Dipteran-Associated Harpellales from Lowland and Submontane Tropical Rain Forests of Veracruz (Mexico)" Mycologia (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/merlin_white/7/