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Citation for Study 2140

About Citation title: "Studies on Morinia. Recognition of Morinia longiappendiculata sp. nov. as a new endophytic fungus, and a new circumscription of Morinia pestalozzioides".
About This study was previously identified under the legacy study ID S2144 (Status: Published).

Citation

Collado J., Platas G., Bills G., Basilio A., Vicente M., Tormo J., Hernández P., Díez M., & Peláez F. 2005. Studies on Morinia. Recognition of Morinia longiappendiculata sp. nov. as a new endophytic fungus, and a new circumscription of Morinia pestalozzioides. Mycologia, 98: 616-627.

Authors

  • Collado J.
  • Platas G.
  • Bills G.
  • Basilio A.
  • Vicente M.
  • Tormo J.
  • Hernández P.
  • Díez M.
  • Peláez F.

Abstract

A new coelomycete, Morinia longiappendiculata sp. nov., isolated from living stems of four plant species growing in Central Spain, is described. The distinctive morphological characteristics of this fungus are the production of conidia with long basal and apical appendages on filiform conidiogenous cells, in contrast with the short-appendaged conidia and cylindrical conidiogenic cells of the type species, M. pestalozzioides. Comparative DNA sequence analysis of the ITS region, and fragments of the translation elongation factor 1á, actin, and chitin synthase 1 genes and the study of the HPLC profiles of the M. longiappendiculata and M. pestalozzioides isolates supported the recognition of the new species. Comparison of the ITS rDNA sequences of the Morinia isolates with GenBank sequences indicated that the genus is placed within the Amphisphaeriaceae with the highest similarity with Bartalinia and Truncatella. The Bresadolas original definition of M. pestalozzioides is updated by adding information on conidiogenesis and molecular data. A lectotype and epitype are designated for the species. A study of bioactive metabolites revealed that M. pestalozzioides cultures produced moriniafungin, a novel sordarin analog with potent antifungal activity.

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