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 xxx, 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.
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.