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Monticola elongata

Monticola elongata Selbmann & Egidi, in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 128 (2019).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 829410; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09725, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous et al. (2019).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2019).

Fig. 1 Monticola elongata (CBS 136206, holotype; redrawn from Crous et al. 2019) a, b. Micronematous conidiophores and arthroconidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10

Importance and distribution

Monticola comprises only one species known from rock in Europe (Italy). It lacks sexual reproductive arrangements and forms compact, melanized colonies on bare rock surfaces (Tesei et al. 2012). It can cope with diverse stressors determined by the usual conditions of bare rocks in hot and cold extreme milieus (Tesei et al. 2012).



Crous PW, Schumacher RK, Akulov A, Thangavel R et al. 2019 – New and Interesting Fungi. 2. Fungal systematics and evolution 3, 57–134.

Tesei D, Marzban G, Zakharova K, Isola D, Selbmann L, Sterflinger K. 2012 – Alteration of protein patterns in black rock inhabiting fungi as a response to different temperatures. Fungal Biology 116, 932–940.


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