Capnodiales » Teratosphaeriaceae » Recurvomyces

Recurvomyces mirabilis

Recurvomyces mirabilis Selbmann & de Hoog, Stud. Mycol. 61: 11 (2008).

Index Fungorum number: IF 511294; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11400, 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. 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 distribution

Recurvomyces is extremophilic and comprises only one species known from sandstone in Antarctica. It possesses thermostable proteins and cell membranes that do not get denatured at elevated temperatures and resist proteolysis (Arora and Panosyan 2019).



Arora NK, Panosyan H. 2019 – Extremophiles: applications and roles in environmental sustainability. Environmental Sustainability 2, 217–218.

Selbmann L, De Hoog GS, Zucconi L, Isola D et al. 2008 – Drought meets acid: three new genera in a dothidealean clade of extremotolerant fungi. Studies in Mycology 61, 1–20.

Quaedvlieg W, Binder M, Groenewald JZ, Summerell BA et al. 2014 – Introducing the consolidated species concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33, 1–40.


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