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Aegeanispora elanii

Aegeanispora elanii E.B.G. Jones & Abdel-Wahab, in Abdel-Wahab et al., Bot. Mar. 60(4): 470 (2017)

Index Fungorum number: IF 818744; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Abdel-Wahab et al. (2017)

Material examined:  see Abdel-Wahab et al. (2017)

 

 

Fig. 1. Aegeanispora elanii (Van der Aa 6706, holotype; redrawn from Van der Aa 1989) a Squash of pycnidia showing conidia and paraphyses. b Young developing conidia and paraphyses. c Variously shaped conidia surrounded by a gelatinous coat. Scale bars: a = 5 µm, b, c = 10 µm.

 

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Aegeanispora are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in marine environments.

 

Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Aegeanispora. It worth to screen cultures of Aegeanispora in future studies as being marine ascomycetes, they may produce important enzymes.

 

Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Aegeanispora.

 

Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Aegeanispora has not been investigatedBeing a marine fungus, Aegeanispora may produce important enzymes or secondary metabolites. Further studies are needed.

 

Diversity of the genus

Aegeanispora comprises only one species known from decaying driftwood in Turkey.

 

About Dothideomycetes

The website Dothideomycetes.org provides an up-to-date classification and account of all genera of the class Dothideomycetes.

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