Recurvomyces mirabilis Selbmann & de Hoog, Stud. Mycol. 61: 11 (2008)
Index Fungorum number: IF 511294; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Selbmann and de Hoog (2008)
Material examined: see Selbmann and de Hoog (2008)
Fig. 1. Recurvomyces mirabilis (CBS H-20178, redrawn from Selbmann and de Hoog 2008) a. 1- celled conidia and ramoconidia. b–d. Septate and branched conidiophores; branches forming right angle and bent down. e. Conidiophore with recurved hyphal branching. f. Conidiogenous cells producing conidia by enteroblastic proliferation. g. Schyzolytic conidial secession. h. Swelling cells. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Recurvomyces are extremophilic. They possess thermostable proteins and cell membranes that do not get denatured at elevated temperatures and resist proteolysis (Arora and Panosyan 2019).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Recurvomyces. Being extremophilic, they may have potential use in biodegradation and bioremediation purposes. Further studies are needed.
No biocontrol agent from Recurvomyces has been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Recurvomyces has not been investigated yet. Recurvomyces may produce important biomolecules which needs future studies.
Diversity of the genus
Recurvomyces comprises only one species known from sandstone in Antarctica. Recurvomyces is a poorly studied but interesting genus. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Recurvomyces.