Cyanodermella asteris sp. nov. (Ostropales) from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus

Linda Jahn*, Thomas Schafhauser, Stefan Pan, Tilmann Weber, Wolfgang Wohlleben, David P. Fewer, Kaarina Sivonen, Liane Flor, Karl Heinz van Pée, Thibault Caradec, Philippe Jacques, Mieke M.E. Huijbers, Willem J.H. van Berkel, Jutta Ludwig-Müller

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An endophytic fungus isolated from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus is proposed as a new species. Phylogenetic analyses based on sequences from the ribosomal DNA cluster (the ITS1+5.8S+ITS2, 18S, and 28S regions) and the RPB2 gene revealed a relationship between the unknown fungus and the Stictidaceae lineage of the Ostropales. The new species, Cyanodermella asteris, grows in standard fungal growth media as a fluffy, pink filamentous fungus. Asexual and sexual sporulation has not yet been observed on media or in the plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-123
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Ascomycota
  • Asteraceae
  • Lecanoromycetes
  • Pezizomycotina

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