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Hyphoconis sterilis

Hyphoconis sterilis Egidi & Quaedvl., in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 127 (2019).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 829399; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11414, Fig. 1

Description: see Egidi et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2019).

Material examined: see Egidi et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2019).



Fig. 1. Hyphoconis sterilis (CBS 118321; redrawn from Egidi et al. 2014). a, b Septate, dark brown hyphae. Scale bars: a, b = 10 µm.


Importance and distribution

Hyphoconis comprises only one species known on rock in Europe (Spain). It lacks sexual structures and has special features related to the cell structure, metabolism and stress tolerance mechanisms (Tesei et al. 2012).



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

Egidi E, Hoog S, Isola D, Onofri S et al. 2014 – Phylogeny and taxonomy of meristematic rock-inhabiting black fungi in the Dothideomycetes based on multi-locus phylogenies. Fungal Diversity 65, 127–165.

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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