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Mycophycias ascophylli

Mycophycias ascophylli (Cotton) Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., Syst. Ascom. 16(1-2): 3 (1998).

Mycosphaerella ascophylli Cotton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 3(2): 96 (1909) [1908].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 442610; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11416, Fig. 1

Description: see Toxopeus et al. (2011).

Material examined: Toxopeus et al. (2011).

Fig. 1 Mycophycias ascophylli (≡ Mycosphaerella ascophylli, re-drawn from Fig. 1 in Kohlmeyer and Volkmeyer-Kohlmeyer 1998). a Pycnidium and pycnidiospores. b Young asci formed from acrogenous hyphae. c Mature ascus with ascospores. Scale bar: a–c = 20 μm.  

Importance and distribution

Mycophycias comprises two endophytic species in algae. Mycophycias apophlaeae is known on dried Apophlaea lyallii (Hildenbrandiaceae) in New Zealand. Mycophycias ascophylli was reported from living receptacles of Ascophylum nodosum (Phaeophyceae) in Europe (United Kingdom).



Cotton AD. 1909 – Notes on marine pyrenomycetes. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 3, 92–99.

Deckert R, Garbary D. 2005 – Ascophyllum and its symbionts. VI. Microscopic Characterization of the Ascophyllum nodosum (Phaeophyceae), Mycophycias ascophylli (Ascomycetes) Symbiotum. Algae 20, 363–368.

Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B. 1998 – Mycophycias, a new genus for the mycobionts of Apophlaea, Ascophyllum and Pelvetia. Systema Ascomycetum 16, 1–7.

Toxopeus J, Kozera C, O'Leary S, Garbary D. 2011 – A reclassification of Mycophycias ascophylli (Ascomycota) based on nuclear large ribosomal subunit DNA sequences. Botanica Marina 54, 3.



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