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Bhagirathimyces himalayensis

Bhagirathimyces himalayensis S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 100: 95 (2020)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 830752; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06122, Fig. 1

 Description: see Hyde et al. (2020)

 Material examined:  see Hyde et al. (2020)



Fig. 1. Bhagirathimyces himalayensis (AMH 10127, holotype, redrawn from Hyde et al. 2020) a, b Lobbed conidia (muriform) attached with conidiophores. b Branched conidiophore with attached conidia. c Conidia with a pale basal stalk cell. d Branched conidiophore with muriform conidium. e Macronematous conidiophore with conidium. f Conidia in chain. Scale bars: a−f = 20 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Bhagirathimyces were found on Cryoconite holes on glacier surfaces. They play a role as freshwater decomposers in the carbon dynamics of cryoconite holes (Edwards et al. 2013).

Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Bhagirathimyces.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Bhagirathimyces.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Bhagirathimyces has not been investigated


Diversity of the genus

Bhagirathimyces comprises only one species known on from cryconite of glacier in Himachal Pradesh, India.




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