Tubeufiales » Bezerromycetaceae


Bezerromyces J.D.P. Bezerra, Souza-Motta & Crous, Mycol. Progr. 16: 301 (2017)

Index Fungorum number: IF 817522; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06810, 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 2 species with molecular data.

Endophytic on Tacinga inamoena. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial or immersed in culture media, pseudothecial, unilocular, globose to subglobose, to 330 μm diam, gregarious or solitary, pale brown to brown at maturity, minutely papillate with ostiole, collapsing cupulate or laterally, hairy. Peridium comprising pale brown cells of textura angularis, and small cells of textura prismatica. Hamathecium comprising of numerous, filiform, septate, branched, hyaline pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, cylindrical to cylindrical-clavate, short pedicellate, with or without a minute ocular chamber. Ascospores 1–2-seriate in ascus, hyaline when young, becoming pale brown to brown at maturity, ellipsoidal, muriformly septate, smooth. Chlamydospores sometimes linked to ascomata by hyphae, multiseptate, dictyochlamydospore-like, ellipsoid to cylindrical. Asexual morph: Unknown (adapted from Bezerra et al. 2017).


Type species: Bezerromyces brasiliensis J.D.P. Bezerra, C.M. Souza-Motta & Crous


Notes: Bezerromyces is characterised by superficial ascomata or immersed in culture media, and sometimes with multi-septate, brown chlamydospores linked to ascomata by hyphae. Phylogenetically, Bezerromyces is a distinct genus in Bezerromycetaceae. Molecular markers available for Bezerromyces are ITS, LSU, SSU, TEF-1 and RPB2.


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