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  1. Content type: Research

    Traditionally, fungal growth dynamics were assessed manually, limiting the research to a few environmental conditions and/or fungal species. Fortunately, more automated ways of measurement are gaining momentum...

    Authors: Liselotte De Ligne, Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun, Jan M. Baetens, Jan Van den Bulcke, Joris Van Acker and Bernard De Baets

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:7

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    High-latitude environments are warming, leading to changes in biological diversity patterns of taxa. Oomycota are a group of fungal-like organisms that comprise a major clade of eukaryotic life and are parasites ...

    Authors: Brandon T. Hassett, Marco Thines, Anthony Buaya, Sebastian Ploch and R. Gradinger

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:6

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  3. Content type: Research

    The Russula globispora lineage is a morphologically and phylogenetically well-defined group of ectomycorrhizal fungi occurring in various climatic areas. In this study we performed a multi-locus phylogenetic stud...

    Authors: Miroslav Caboň, Guo-Jie Li, Malka Saba, Miroslav Kolařík, Soňa Jančovičová, Abdul Nasir Khalid, Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Hua-An Wen, Donald H. Pfister and Slavomír Adamčík

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:5

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  4. Content type: Nomenclature

    Aphelids are parasitoids of various algae and diatoms, and in a recent classification are contained in family Aphelidiaceae, phylum Aphelidiomycota, kingdom Fungi. Family Aphelidiaceae (the only family in the phy...

    Authors: Peter M. Letcher and Martha J. Powell

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Pear ring rot disease, mainly caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea, is widespread in most pear and apple-growing regions. Mycoviruses are used for biocontrol, especially in fruit tree disease. BdCV1 (Botryosphaeria ...

    Authors: Wangcheng Hu, Hui Luo, Yuekun Yang, Qiong Wang, Ni Hong, Guoping Wang, Aiming Wang and Liping Wang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:3

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  6. Content type: Research

    Lecanosticta acicola causes the disease known as brown spot needle blight (BSNB), on Pinus species. The pathogen is thought to have a Central American centre of origin. This was based on the morphological variati...

    Authors: Ariska van der Nest, Michael J. Wingfield, Paulo C. Ortiz and Irene Barnes

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:2

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  7. Content type: Research

    Fungi in the class Leotiomycetes are ecologically diverse, including mycorrhizas, endophytes of roots and leaves, plant pathogens, aquatic and aero-aquatic hyphomycetes, mammalian pathogens, and saprobes. These f...

    Authors: Peter R. Johnston, Luis Quijada, Christopher A. Smith, Hans-Otto Baral, Tsuyoshi Hosoya, Christiane Baschien, Kadri Pärtel, Wen-Ying Zhuang, Danny Haelewaters, Duckchul Park, Steffen Carl, Francesc López-Giráldez, Zheng Wang and Jeffrey P. Townsend

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2019 1:1

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  8. Content type: Article

    This genome announcement includes draft genomes from Claviceps purpurea s.lat., including C. arundinis, C. humidiphila and C. cf. spartinae. The draft genomes of Davidsoniella eucalypti, Quambalaria eucalypti and...

    Authors: Brenda D. Wingfield, Miao Liu, Hai D. T. Nguyen, Frances A. Lane, Seamus W. Morgan, Lieschen De Vos, P. Markus Wilken, Tuan A. Duong, Janneke Aylward, Martin P. A. Coetzee, Kasia Dadej, Z. Wilhelm De Beer, Wendy Findlay, Minette Havenga, Miroslav Kolařík, Jim G. Menzies…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902401

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  9. Content type: Article

    Rozella is a genus of endoparasites of a broad range of hosts. Most species are known by their morphology and host specificity, while only three have been examined ultrastructurally and had portions of their geno...

    Authors: Peter M. Letcher and Martha J. Powell

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902383

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  10. Content type: Article

    Cytospora species are destructive canker and dieback pathogens of woody hosts in natural and agroecosystems around the world. In this genus, molecular identification has been limited due to the paucity of multi-l...

    Authors: Daniel P. Lawrence, Leslie A. Holland, Mohamed T. Nouri, Renaud Travadon, Ara Abramians, Themis J. Michailides and Florent P. Trouillas

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902333

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  11. Content type: Article

    The genus Cercospora includes many important plant pathogens that are commonly associated with leaf spot diseases on a wide range of cultivated and wild plant species. Due to the lack of useful morphological feat...

    Authors: Mounes Bakhshi, Mahdi Arzanlou, Asadollah Babai-ahari, Johannes Z. Groenewald and Pedro W. Crous

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902299

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  12. Content type: Article

    Phylogenetic taxon definitions (PTDs) are explicit, phylogeny-based statements that specify clades. PTDs are central to the system of rank-free classification that is governed by the PhyloCode, but they can also ...

    Authors: David S. Hibbett, Meredith Blackwell, Timothy Y. James, Joseph W. Spatafora, John W. Taylor and Rytas Vilgalys

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902291

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  13. Content type: Article

    In this study, eight species of Chroogomphus are recognized from Europe: C. britannicus, C. aff. filiformis 1, C. fulmineus, C. cf. helveticus, C. mediterraneus, C. cf. purpurascens, C. rutilus, and C. subfulmine...

    Authors: Ross Scambler, Tuula Niskanen, Boris Assyov, A. Martyn Ainsworth, Jean-Michel Bellanger, Michael Loizides, Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Paul M. Kirk and Kare Liimatainen

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902271

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  14. Content type: Article

    The genus Salispina was recently described for saprotrophic estuarine oomycetes with aculeolate or spiny sporangia. The genus currently contains three species, S. intermedia, S. lobata, and S. spinosa, the latter...

    Authors: Reuel M. Bennett, Mark Kevin Devanadera, Gina R. Dedeles and Marco Thines

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902259

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  15. Content type: Article

    Ring rot, one of the most destructive diseases of apple worldwide, is caused primarily by Botryosphaeria dothidea and 8. kuwatsukai. Here, we sequenced the genomes of 8. dothidea strain PG45 (44.3 Mb with 5.12 % ...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Xiaofei Liang, Mark L. Gleason, Rong Zhang and Guangyu Sun

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902243

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  16. Content type: Article

    The biosynthetic pathway for amanitins and related cyclic peptides in deadly Amanita (Amanitaceae) mushrooms represents the first known ribosomal cyclic peptide pathway in the Fungi. Amanitins are found outside o...

    Authors: Hong Luo, Qing Cai, Yunjiao Lüli, Xuan Li, Rohita Sinha, Heather E. Hallen-Adams and Zhu L. Yang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:902225

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  17. Content type: Article

    Draft genomes of the species Annulohypoxylon stygium, Aspergillus mulundensis, Berkeleyomyces basicola (syn. Thielaviopsis basicola), Ceratocystis smalleyi, two Cercospora beticola strains, Coleophoma cylindrospo...

    Authors: Brenda D. Wingfield, Gerald F. Bills, Yang Dong, Wenli Huang, Wilma J. Nel, Benedicta S. Swalarsk-Parry, Niloofar Vaghefi, P. Markus Wilken, Zhiqiang An, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Lieschen De Vos, Li Chen, Tuan A. Duong, Yun Gao, Almuth Hammerbacher, Julie R. Kikkert…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901199

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  18. Content type: Article

    We reply to two recently published, multi-authored opinion papers by opponents of sequence-based nomenclature, namely Zamora et al. (IMA Fungus 9: 167–175, 2018) and Thines et al. (IMA Fungus 9: 177–183, 2018). W...

    Authors: Robert Lücking, Paul M. Kirk and David L. Hawksworth

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901185

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  19. Content type: Article

    The large number of species still to be discovered in fungi, together with an exponentially growing number of environmental sequences that cannot be linked to known taxa, has fuelled the idea that it might be ...

    Authors: Marco Thines, Pedro W. Crous, M. Catherine Aime, Takayuki Aoki, Lei Cai, Kevin D. Hyde, Andrew N. Miller, Ning Zhang and Marc Stadler

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901177

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  20. Content type: Article

    Nomenclatural type definitions are one of the most important concepts in biological nomenclature. Being physical objects that can be re-studied by other researchers, types permanently link taxonomy (an artific...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Zamora, Måns Svensson, Roland Kirschner, Ibai Olariaga, Svengunnar Ryman, Luis Alberto Parra, József Geml, Anna Rosling, Slavomír Adamčík, Teuvo Ahti, M. Catherine Aime, A. Martyn Ainsworth, László Albert, Edgardo Albertó, Alberto Altés García, Dmitry Ageev…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901167

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  21. Content type: Article

    Five new species belonging to Hermatomyces (Hermatomycetaceae, Pleosporales) are described based on morphological investigations of specimens collected on rotten twigs and stems of various plants in Panama as wel...

    Authors: Ondřej Koukol, Gregorio Delgado, Tina A. Hofmann and Meike Piepenbring

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901107

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  22. Content type: Article

    Species identification of yeasts and other Fungi is currently carried out with Sanger sequences of selected molecular markers, mainly from the ribosomal DNA operon, characterized by hundreds of tandem repeats ...

    Authors: Claudia Colabella, Laura Corte, Luca Roscini, Matteo Bassetti, Carlo Tascini, Joseph C. Mellor, Wieland Meyer, Vincent Robert, Duong Vu and Gianluigi Cardinali

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901091

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  23. Content type: Article

    With the change to one scientific name for pleomorphic fungi, generic names typified by sexual and asexual morphs have been evaluated to recommend which name to use when two names represent the same genus and ...

    Authors: M. Catherine Aime, Lisa A. Castlebury, Mehrdad Abbasi, Dominik Begerow, Reinhard Berndt, Roland Kirschner, Ludmila Marvanová, Yoshitaka Ono, Mahajabeen Padamsee, Markus Scholler, Marco Thines and Amy Y. Rossman

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901075

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  24. Content type: Article

    Leaf-stripe smuts on grasses are a highly polyphyletic group within Ustilaginomycotina, occurring in three genera, Tilletia, Urocystis, and Ustilago. Currently more than 12 Ustilago species inciting stripe smuts ...

    Authors: Julia Kruse, Wolfgang Dietrich, Horst Zimmermann, Friedemann Klenke, Udo Richter, Heidrun Richter and Marco Thines

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901049

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  25. Content type: Article

    The Fusarium fujikuroi species complex (FFSC) is an economically important monophyletic lineage in the genus Fusarium. Incongruence observed among mitochondrial gene trees, as well as the multiple non-orthologous...

    Authors: Gerda Fourie, Nicolaas A. Van der Merwe, Brenda D. Wingfield, Mesfin Bogale, Michael J. Wingfield and Emma T. Steenkamp

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901037

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  26. Content type: Article

    Fusarium is a diverse assemblage that includes a large number of species of considerable medical and agricultural importance. Not surprisingly, whole genome sequences for many Fusarium species have been published...

    Authors: Stephanie Van Wyk, Brenda D. Wingfield, Lieschen De Vos, Quentin C. Santana, Nicolaas A. Van der Merwe and Emma T. Steenkamp

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901027

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  27. Content type: Article

    The germ tube burst method (GTBM) was employed to examine karyotypes of 33 Fusarium species representative of 11 species complexes that span the phylogenetic breadth of the genus. The karyotypes revealed that the...

    Authors: Cees Waalwijk, Masatoki Taga, Song-Lin Zheng, Robert H. Proctor, Martha M. Vaughan and Kerry O’Donnell

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901013

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  28. Content type: Article

    Orchids are critically dependent on fungi for seedling establishment and growth, so the distribution and diversity of orchids might depend on the associated fungal communities. We characterised the communities...

    Authors: Lorenzo Pecoraro, Tancredi Caruso, Lei Cai, Vijai Kumar Gupta and Zhong-Jian Liu

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:901001

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  29. Content type: Erratum

    In Gao et al. (2017), the reference Thompson et al. (2011) was incorrectly cited for its contents. The statement “Thompson et al. (2017) reported significant damage to sunflower in Australia caused by Diaporthe h...

    Authors: Yahui Gao, Fang Liu, Weijun Duan, Pedro W. Crous and Lei Cai

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:BF03449470

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    The original article was published in IMA Fungus 2017 8:801153

  30. Content type: Article

    The genomes of Cercospora zeina, Fusarium pininemorale, Hawksworthiomyces lignivorus, Huntiella decipiens, and Ophiostoma ips are presented in this genome announcement. Three of these genomes are from plant patho...

    Authors: Brenda D. Wingfield, Dave K. Berger, Emma T. Steenkamp, Hye-Jin Lim, Tuan A. Duong, Burton H. Bluhm, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Lieschen De Vos, G. Fourie, Kershney Naidoo, Nicky Olivier, Yao-Cheng Lin, Yves Van de Peer, Fourie Joubert, Bridget G. Crampton, Velushka Swart…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802385

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  31. Content type: Article

    A comprehensive phylogeny representing 142 described and 43 provisionally named Phytophthora species is reported here for this rapidly expanding genus. This phylogeny features signature sequences of 114 ex-types ...

    Authors: Xiao Yang, Brett M. Tyler and Chuanxue Hong

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802355

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  32. Content type: Article

    The ending of dual nomenclatural systems for pleomorphic fungi in 2011 requires the reconciliation of competing names, ideally linked through culture based or molecular methods. The phylogenetic systematics of Hy...

    Authors: Ryan M. Kepler, J. Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Nigel L. Hywel-Jones, C. Alisha Quandt, Gi-Ho Sung, Stephen A. Rehner, M. Catherine Aime, Terry W. Henkel, Tatiana Sanjuan, Rasoul Zare, Mingjun Chen, Zhengzhi Li, Amy Y. Rossman, Joseph W. Spatafora and Bhushan Shrestha

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802335

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  33. Content type: Article

    Two new species in the genus Auritella (Inocybaceae) are described as new from tropical rainforest in Cameroon. Descriptions, photographs, line drawings, and a worldwide taxonomic key to the described species of

    Authors: P. Brandon Matheny, Terry W. Henkel, Olivier Séné, Hailee B. Korotkin, Bryn T. M. Dentinger and M. Catherine Aime

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802287

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  34. Content type: Article

    Diseases caused by species of Calonectria (Ca.) represent a serious threat to the growth and sustainability of Eucalyptus plantations in China. Symptoms caused by these fungi mainly include leaf blight on trees i...

    Authors: JieQiong Li, Michael J. Wingfield, QianLi Liu, Irene Barnes, Jolanda Roux, Lorenzo Lombard, Pedro W. Crous and ShuaiFei Chen

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802259

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  35. Content type: Article

    Endogonales is a lineage of early diverging fungi within Mucoromycota. Many species in this order produce small sporophores (“sporocarps”) containing a large number of zygospores, and many species form symbioses ...

    Authors: Alessandro Desirò, William R. Rimington, Alison Jacob, Natalie Vande Pol, Matthew E. Smith, James M. Trappe, Martin I. Bidartondo and Gregory Bonito

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802245

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  36. Content type: Article

    During surveys of Phytophthora diversity in natural and semi-natural Fagaceae forests in Austria, Italy and Portugal, four new cryptic species were isolated from rhizosphere soil samples. Multigene phylogeny base...

    Authors: Thomas Jung, Marília Horta Jung, Santa Olga Cacciola, Thomas Cech, József Bakonyi, Diána Seress, Saveria Mosca, Leonardo Schena, Salvatore Seddaiu, Antonella Pane, Gaetano Magnano di San Lio, Cristiana Maia, Alfredo Cravador, Antonio Franceschini and Bruno Scanu

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802219

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  37. Content type: Article

    This article summarizes the key changes in the rules relating to the nomenclature of fungi made at the XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China, in July 2017. Most significant was the decision t...

    Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Tom W. May and Scott A. Redhead

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:802211

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