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Citation for Study 9936

About Citation title: "Teleomorph-anamorph relationships and reclassification of Cordyceps cuboidea and its allied species".
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Ban S., Sakane T., Toyama K., & Nakagiri A. 2009. Teleomorph-anamorph relationships and reclassification of Cordyceps cuboidea and its allied species. Mycoscience, 50: 261-272.


  • Ban S.
  • Sakane T.
  • Toyama K.
  • Nakagiri A.


Based on morphological characteristics and molecular phylogeny, we re-classified Cordyceps cuboidea and allied species C. alboperitheciata, C. prolifica and Ophiocordyceps ryogamiensis. We confirmed their teleomorph-anamorph relationships and revealed that these four species have Hirsutella-like anamorphs with differences in morphology between them. By analyzing their molecular phylogeny inferred from DNA sequences of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit (LSU) D1/D2 region of rDNA, they were separated into four close-knit clades. Although C. prolifica and O. ryogamiensis formed their own clades, isolates of C. cuboidea separated into two clades, i.e., true C. cuboidea clade and a resembling new species, O. paracuboidea clade. The latter two species are distinguished by the fruiting region of the stroma. In addition, C. alboperitheciata is regarded as a synonym of C. cuboidea. These species should be assigned to the genus Ophiocordyceps.

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