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.
No disease has been reported from Aegeanispora.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Aegeanispora has not been investigated. Being 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.