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Aaosphaeria arxii

Aaosphaeria arxii (Aa) Aptroot, Nova Hedwigia 60(3-4): 329 (1995)

Didymosphaeria arxii Aa, Stud. Mycol. 31: 20 (1989)

Index Fungorum number: IF 412366; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Van der Aa (1989).

Material examined:  see Van der Aa (1989).



Fig. 1. Aaosphaeria arxii (Van der Aa 6706, holotype; redrawn from Van der Aa 1989) a Ascomata. b Cross section and detail of wall. c Ascus. d Ascospores. e Ostiolum.  f−i Anamorph; f Ostiolum of pycinidium. g pycnidia, cross sections. h pycnidial wall and conidiogenous cells. i Conidia. Scale bars: b = 10 µm, c, g = 50 µm, d = 10 µm, h = 5 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Aaosphaeria was isolated from soil of corn field. They may be saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Aaosphaeria.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Aaosphaeria.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Aaosphaeria has not been investigated


Diversity of the genus

Aaosphaeria comprises only one species known from soil of corn field in Colombia. Aaosphaeria is a poorly studied genus and warrants further investigation.



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