Minutisphaera fimbriatispora Shearer, A.N. Mill. & A. Ferrer, Mycologia 103(2): 415 (2011)
Index Fungorum number: IF 518364; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Raja et al. (2013)
Material examined: see Raja et al. (2013)
Fig. 1. Minutisphaera fimbriatispora (G155-1, holotype; redrawn from Raja et al. 2013) a Clavate asci. b Ascospores showing gelatinous sheath and filamentous appendages. Scale bar: a = 10 µm, b = 5 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Minutisphaera are saprobic and are involved in nutrient recycling in the freshwater ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Minutisphaera. It is worth to screen cultures of Minutisphaera in future studies as having freshwater habitat, they may produce important compounds.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Minutisphaera.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Minutisphaera.has not been investigated. Minutisphaera may produce important enzymes and chemicals. Future studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Minutisphaera comprises five species known on submerged wood in Honshu, North Carolina and Thailand. Many more species of Minutisphaera can be found in future studies.