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Halomassarina thalassiae

Halomassarina thalassiae (Kohlm. & Volkm. -Kohlm.) Suetrong, Sakay., E.B.G. Jones, Kohlm., Volkm.-Kohlm. & C.L. Schoch, in Suetrong et al., Stud. Mycol. 64: 161 (2009).

            Massarina thalassiae Kohlm. & Volkm. -Kohlm., Can. J. Bot. 65(3): 575 (1987).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 515952; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11766, Fig. 1

Description: see Suetrong et al. (2009).

Material examined: see Suetrong et al. (2009).

Fig. 1 Ascospores of Halomassarina thalassiae enclosed in a mucilaginous exosporial sheath (re-drawn from Fig. 13 in Read et al. 1994). Note the gaps (small arrowed) of the outer layer at the poles of the ascospores and constriction at the septum (big arrowed).

Importance and distribution

Halomassarina comprises only one species known on wood amongst Thalassia testudinum (Hydrocharitaceae) immersed in seawater in Central America (Belize).



Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B. 1987 – Marine fungi from Belize with a description of two new genera of ascomycetes. Botanica Marina 30, 195–204.

Read SJ, Moss ST, Jones EB. 1994 – Ultrastructure of Asci and Ascospore Sheath of Massarina thalassiae (Loculoascomycetes, Ascomycotina). Botanica marina 37, 547–553.

Suetrong S, Schoch CL, Spatafora JW, Kohlmeyer J et al. 2009 – Molecular systematics of the marine Dothideomycetes. Studies in Mycology 64, 155–173.


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