Hamatispora phuquocensis L.T.H. Yen, K. Yamag. & K. Ando, in Yen, Yamaguchi, Tsurumi, Hop & Ando, Mycoscience 59(6): 468 (2018)
Index Fungorum number: IF 822832; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Yen et al. (2018)
Material examined: see Yen et al. (2018)
Fig. 1. Conidia of Hamatispora phuquocensis and the conidial development (VTCCF-1219 = NBRC 111195, Yen et al. 2018) A: A conidial initial and a conidiogenous cell developed from hyphae. B: The first and second cells of the main axis grow out and produce a curved main axis. C: A budding of the first arm from the first cell of the main axis. D: Development of the first and the second arms from the first and the second cells of the main axis, respectively. E, F: Development of the first, the second and the third arms along with the elongation of the main axis of conidia. G–I: Mature conidia. Bars: A–F 5 μm; G–I 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Hamatispora are saprobic and was isolated from submerged fallen leaves in Vietnam. They are important plant litter decomposers and are involved in the nutrient recycling of forest ecosystems (Barlocher and Boddy 2016)
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Hamatispora. Being an aquatic hyphomycetes, Hamatispora may produce important enzymes. Further studies are needed.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Hamatispora yet. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Hamatispora has been reported yet. Hamatispora may produce important enzymes. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Hamatispora comprises only one species known on fallen leaves of unidentified deciduous broad-leaved tree in the Suoi Tranh stream in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Hamatispora seems to be an interesting genus but is poorly studied. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Hamatispora.