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The genus Polycephalomyces (Hypocreales) in the frame of monitoring Veternica cave (Croatia) with a new segregate genus Perennicordyceps

Matočec, Neven; Kušan, Ivana; Ozimec, Roman (2014) The genus Polycephalomyces (Hypocreales) in the frame of monitoring Veternica cave (Croatia) with a new segregate genus Perennicordyceps. Ascomycete.org, 6 (5). pp. 125-133. ISSN 2102-4995

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Abstract

During the regular biospeleological monitoring in the Veternica cave (Mt. Medvednica, Croatia), particular synnematous entomogenous fungus parasitizing on an imago of the subtroglophilic fly Heteromyza sp. have been found. Specimens found in the dark zone of the cave were sampled, microclimate data were recorded and photo documentation performed. The fungus was identified as Polycephalomyces ramosus. Detailed description, based on living material, supplemented with drawings and photographs is given. Microscopic study includes morphological, histo- and cyto-chemical data in order to improve future diagnostics on generic and species level. The new genus Perennicordyceps is described to accommodate four species of Polycephalomyces with superficial perithecia and hirsutella-like or acremonium-like anamorphs. A key to the species of Perennicordyceps gen. nov. And Polycephalomyces is provided. Remarks on life history and ecology on both genera are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anamorph; teleomorph; biospeleology; ecology; holistic key; taxonomy; entomogenous fungi
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCES > Geology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Ekološko modeliranje za održivo upravljanje resursima[25590] Tarzan Legović098-0982934-2719MZOS
Depositing User: Ivana Kušan
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 15:52
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 00:15
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/2122

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