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  1. Sphaerellopsis species are putative hyperparasites of rust fungi and may be promising biological control agents (BCA) of rust diseases. However, few detailed studies limit potential BCA development in Sphaerellop...

    Authors: Paula Andrea Gómez-Zapata, Jorge Ronny Díaz-Valderrama, Samira Fatemi, Cristhian Orlando Ruiz-Castro and M. Catherine Aime
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:18
  2. Chytrids, often overshadowed by their other fungal counterparts, take center stage as we unravel the mysteries surrounding new species within Rhizophydiales and explore their unique characteristics. In the broade...

    Authors: Vedprakash G. Hurdeal, Joyce E. Longcore, E. B. Gareth Jones, Kevin D. Hyde and Eleni Gentekaki
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:17
  3. Fomes weberianus Bres. & Henn. ex Sacc. is currently the basionym of two very distinct polypores (Basidiomycota), Ganoderma weberianum (Polyporales) and Phylloporia weberiana (Hymenochaetales). This fact has led ...

    Authors: Cony Decock, Milay Cabarroi-Hernández, Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Paul M. Kirk, José Ángel García-Beltrán and Mario Amalfi
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:16
  4. In the present study, three mitogenomes from the Bipolaris genus (Bipolaris maydis, B. zeicola, and B. oryzae) were assembled and compared with the other two reported Bipolaris mitogenomes (B. oryzae and B. sorok...

    Authors: Xinzheng Song, Yuehua Geng, Chao Xu, Jiaxin Li, Yashuang Guo, Yan Shi, Qingzhou Ma, Qiang Li and Meng Zhang
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:15
  5. Molecular studies of fungi within the order Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina) have been hampered for years because of their minute size, inability to grow in axenic culture, and lack of reliable and cos...

    Authors: Warre Van Caenegem and Danny Haelewaters
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:14
  6. The Terminal Fusarium Clade (TFC) is a group in the Nectriaceae family with agricultural and clinical relevance. In recent years, various phylogenies have been presented in the literature, showing disagreement in...

    Authors: Andrés Felipe Lizcano Salas, Jorge Duitama, Silvia Restrepo and Adriana Marcela Celis Ramírez
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:13
  7. The pace at which Next Generation Sequence data is being produced continues to accelerate as technology improves. As a result, such data are increasingly becoming accessible to biologists outside of the field ...

    Authors: Janneke Aylward, Andi M. Wilson, Cobus M. Visagie, Joseph Spraker, Irene Barnes, Carla Buitendag, Callin Ceriani, Lina Del Mar Angel, Deanné du Plessis, Taygen Fuchs, Katharina Gasser, Daniella Krämer, WenWen Li, Kiara Munsamy, Anja Piso, Jenna-Lee Price…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:12
  8. The Apiospora genus comprises filamentous fungi with promising potential, though its full capabilities remain undiscovered. In this study, we present the first genome assembly of an Apiospora arundinis isolate, d...

    Authors: Trine Sørensen, Celine Petersen, Asmus T. Muurmann, Johan V. Christiansen, Mathias L. Brundtø, Christina K. Overgaard, Anders T. Boysen, Rasmus D. Wollenberg, Thomas O. Larsen, Jens L. Sørensen, Kåre L. Nielsen and Teis E. Sondergaard
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:10
  9. The genus Wetmoreana was studied using quantitative integrative taxonomy methods to resolve the genus delimitation and explore its taxonomy diversity at the species level. As a result, the genus Fulgogasparrea is...

    Authors: Karina Wilk and Robert Lücking
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:9
  10. Sarcodon and Hydnellum are two ectomycorrhizal genera of important ecological and economic value in Southwest China, and they are common in the free markets in this region. It was estimated that more than 1,500 t...

    Authors: Di Wang, Hui Feng, Jie Zhou, Tian-Hai Liu, Zhi-Yuan Zhang, Ying-Yin Xu, Jie Tang, Wei-Hong Peng and Xiao-Lan He
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:8
  11. Mucorales are basal fungi that opportunistically cause a potentially fatal infection known as mucormycosis (black fungus disease), which poses a significant threat to human health due to its high mortality rate a...

    Authors: Macario Osorio-Concepción, Carlos Lax, Damaris Lorenzo-Gutiérrez, José Tomás Cánovas-Márquez, Ghizlane Tahiri, Eusebio Navarro, Ulrike Binder, Francisco Esteban Nicolás and Victoriano Garre
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:6
  12. Chromoblastomycosis is the World Health Organization (WHO)-recognized fungal implantation disease that eventually leads to severe mutilation. Cladophialophora carrionii (C. carrionii) is one of the agents. Howeve...

    Authors: Dongmei Shi, Zhiya Yang, Wanqing Liao, Chen Liu, Liang Zhao, Huilin Su, Xiaodong Wang, Huan Mei, Min Chen, Yinggai Song, Sybren de Hoog and Shuwen Deng
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:5
  13. Rust fungi (Pucciniales, Basidiomycota) are a species-rich (ca. 8000 species), globally distributed order of obligate plant pathogens. Rust species are host-specific, and as a group they cause disease on many ...

    Authors: Patricia Kaishian, Christopher R. K. Layug, Mark Anderson, Diane R. Berg and M. Catherine Aime
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:3
  14. Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a famous traditional Chinese medicine adapted to the alpine environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and adjacent regions. Clarification of the species diversity of Ophiocordyceps sinen...

    Authors: Yongdong Dai, Siqi Chen, Yuanbing Wang, Yao Wang, Zhuliang Yang and Hong Yu
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:2
  15. This fifth annual edition of MycoNews starts with an editorial on the critical importance of International Mycological Congresses (IMCs) to the health of mycology. Items on Counting down to IMC12, the State of th...

    Authors: David L. Hawksworth
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2024 15:1

    The Correction to this article has been published in IMA Fungus 2024 15:11

  16. Emerging fungal pathogens are a global challenge for humankind. Many efforts have been made to understand the mechanisms underlying pathogenicity in bacteria, and OMICs techniques are largely responsible for t...

    Authors: Francesco Venice, Federica Spina, Domenico Davolos, Stefano Ghignone and Giovanna Cristina Varese
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:25
  17. Thermotolerance in Mucorales (Mucoromycotina) is one of the factors to be opportunistic pathogens, causing mucormycosis. Among thermotolerant mucoralean fungi, Burkholderiaceae-related endobacteria (BRE) are rare...

    Authors: Yusuke Takashima, Kohei Yamamoto, Yousuke Degawa, Yong Guo, Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Hiroyuki Ohta and Kazuhiko Narisawa
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:24
  18. Wood-inhabiting fungi have important economic values as well as playing a major ecological role in forest ecosystem cycles. The Dabie Mountains, at the junction of Henan, Hubei, and Anhui Provinces, Central Ch...

    Authors: Xiang-Yang Liu, Shi-Liang Liu, Hao-Wen Wei, Xue-Wei Wang, Jia Yu, Shan Shen and Li-Wei Zhou
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:23
  19. Mucoromycota is a phylum of early diverging fungal (EDF) lineages, of mostly plant-associated terrestrial fungi. Some strains have been selected as promising biotechnological organisms due to their ability to pro...

    Authors: Blanka Sokołowska, Małgorzata Orłowska, Alicja Okrasińska, Sebastian Piłsyk, Julia Pawłowska and Anna Muszewska
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:22
  20. Authors: Cobus M. Visagie, Donato Magistà, Massimo Ferrara, Felipe Balocchi, Tuan A. Duong, Ales Eichmeier, David Gramaje, Janneke Aylward, Scott E. Baker, Irene Barnes, Sara Calhoun, Maria De Angelis, Jens C. Frisvad, Eliska Hakalova, Richard D. Hayes, Jos Houbraken…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:21
  21. Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum, Poaceae) is cultivated on a large scale in (sub)tropical regions such as Brazil and has considerable economic value for sugar and biofuel production. The plant is a rich substrat...

    Authors: Flávia de F. Costa, Rafael S. C. de Souza, Morgana F. Voidaleski, Renata R. Gomes, Guilherme F. Reis, Bruna J. F. de S. Lima, Giovanna Z. Candido, Marlon R. Geraldo, Jade M. B. Soares, Gabriela X. Schneider, Edvaldo da S. Trindade, Israel H. Bini, Leandro F. Moreno, Amanda Bombassaro, Flávio Queiroz-Telles, Roberto T. Raittz…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:20
  22. Leafcutter ants farm a fungal cultivar (Leucoagaricus gongylophorus) that converts inedible vegetation into food that sustains colonies with up to millions of workers. Analogous to edible fruits of crops domestic...

    Authors: Caio Ambrosio Leal-Dutra, Lok Man Yuen, Bruno Augusto Maciel Guedes, Marta Contreras-Serrano, Pedro Elias Marques and Jonathan Zvi Shik
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:19
  23. Among molecular-based techniques for fungal identification, Sanger sequencing of the primary universal fungal DNA barcode, the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region (ITS1, 5.8S, ITS2), is commonly used in c...

    Authors: Nattapong Langsiri, Navaporn Worasilchai, Laszlo Irinyi, Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Wieland Meyer and Ariya Chindamporn
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:18
  24. Araucaria araucana is an ancient conifer, native to the mountain ranges in Chile and Argentina. These trees host a large number of organisms, mainly insects, strongly or even exclusively associated with them. The...

    Authors: Felipe Balocchi, Irene Barnes, Michael J. Wingfield, Rodrigo Ahumada and Cobus M. Visagie
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:16
  25. During the construction and assembly of the Mars 2020 mission components at two different NASA cleanrooms, several fungal strains were isolated. Based on their colony morphology, two strains that showed yeast-...

    Authors: Patrick Leo, Marcus de Melo Texeira, Atul M. Chander, Nitin K. Singh, Anna C. Simpson, Andrey Yurkov, Fathi Karouia, Jason E. Stajich, Christopher E. Mason and Kasthuri Venkateswaran
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:15
  26. The Microsporum canis complex consists of one zoophilic species, M. canis, and two anthropophilic species, M. audouinii and M. ferrugineum. These species are the most widespread zoonotic pathogens causing dermato...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Sarah A. Ahmed, Chao Tang, Maria Eduarda Grisolia, José Francisco Ghignatti Warth, Kristen Webster, Andrea Peano, Silke Uhrlass, Claudia Cafarchia, Marie Pierre Hayette, Rosalie Sacheli, Tadeja Matos, Yingqian Kang, G. Sybren de Hoog and Peiying Feng
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:14
  27. Cordyceps is a diverse genus of insect pathogenic fungi, with about 180 accepted species, including some well-known ones used as ethnic medicine and/or functional food. Nevertheless, mitogenomes are only availabl...

    Authors: Yong-Jie Zhang, Xiang-Ping Fan, Jia-Ni Li and Shu Zhang
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:13
  28. Although there is a continuous increase in available molecular data, not all sequence identities in public databases are always properly verified and managed. Here, the sequences available in GenBank for Fuscopor...

    Authors: Yoonhee Cho, Dohye Kim, Yoongil Lee, Juhwan Jeong, Shahid Hussain and Young Woon Lim
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:12
  29. The genus is a special and crucial taxonomic rank compared with others above the species level, because a species has to be placed in a certain genus instead of any other higher ranks. With more and more new s...

    Authors: Shan Shen, Shi-Liang Liu and Li-Wei Zhou
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:11
  30. Tree diseases constitute a significant threat to biodiversity worldwide. Pathogen discovery in natural habitats is of vital importance to understanding current and future threats and prioritising efforts towar...

    Authors: Maryam Rafiqi, Chatchai Kosawang, Jessica A. Peers, Lukas Jelonek, Hélène Yvanne, Mark McMullan and Lene R. Nielsen
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:10
  31. Some Ophiocordyceps species infecting ants are able to manipulate the host behavior. The hosts are manipulated in order to move to location that are advantageous for fungal spore transmission. Ophiocordyceps spec...

    Authors: Dexiang Tang, Ou Huang, Weiqiu Zou, Yuanbing Wang, Yao Wang, Quanying Dong, Tao Sun, Gang Yang and Hong Yu
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:9
  32. The genus Cyathus was established in 1768, but more in-depth taxonomic studies with the group only occurred after 1844. In the following years, changes in the infrageneric classification of Cyathus were proposed ...

    Authors: Rhudson Henrique Santos Ferreira da Cruz, Jefferson dos Santos Góis, Paulo Marinho, Iuri Goulart Baseia and Kentaro Hosaka
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:8
  33. Apiotrichum is a diverse anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast genus, and its mitogenome characterization has not been revealed. In this study, we assembled two Apiotrichum mitogenomes and compared them with mitogenom...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Wenqi Xiao, Peng Wu, Ting Zhang, Peng Xiang, Qian Wu, Liang Zou and Mingying Gui
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:7
  34. In this study fungal strains were investigated, which had been isolated from eggs of the cereal cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi, and roots of Microthlaspi perfoliatum (Brassicaceae). The morphology, the intera...

    Authors: Samad Ashrafi, Jan-Peer Wennrich, Yvonne Becker, Jose G. Maciá-Vicente, Anke Brißke-Rode, Matthias Daub, Torsten Thünen, Abdelfattah A. Dababat, Maria R. Finckh, Marc Stadler and Wolfgang Maier
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:6
  35. Invasive, exotic plant pathogens pose a major threat to native and agricultural ecosystems. Phytophthora × cambivora is an invasive, destructive pathogen of forest and fruit trees causing severe damage worldwide ...

    Authors: Martin S. Mullett, Kris Van Poucke, Annelies Haegeman, Fran Focquet, Nicholas C. Cauldron, Brian J. Knaus, Marilia Horta Jung, Koji Kageyama, Ayaka Hieno, Hayato Masuja, Seiji Uematsu, Joan F. Webber, Clive M. Brasier, József Bakonyi, Kurt Heungens, Niklaus J. Grünwald…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:4
  36. The Penicillia are known to produce a wide range natural products—some with devastating outcome for the agricultural industry and others with unexploited potential in different applications. However, a large-s...

    Authors: Celine Petersen, Trine Sørensen, Mikkel R. Nielsen, Teis E. Sondergaard, Jens L. Sørensen, David A. Fitzpatrick, Jens C. Frisvad and Kåre L. Nielsen
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:3
  37. Pink snow mold, caused by a phytopathogenic and psychrotolerant fungus, Microdochium nivale, is a severe disease of winter cereals and grasses that predominantly occurs under snow cover or shortly after its melt....

    Authors: Ivan Tsers, Ekaterina Marenina, Azat Meshcherov, Olga Petrova, Olga Gogoleva, Alexander Tkachenko, Natalia Gogoleva, Yuri Gogolev, Evgenii Potapenko, Olga Muraeva, Mira Ponomareva, Viktor Korzun and Vladimir Gorshkov
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2023 14:2
  38. Authors: Brenda D. Wingfield, Dave K. Berger, Martin P. A. Coetzee, Tuan A. Duong, Anke Martin, Nam Q. Pham, Noelani van den Berg, P. Markus Wilken, Kiruba Shankari Arun-Chinnappa, Irene Barnes, Sikelela Buthelezi, Buddhika Amarasinghe Dahanayaka, Alvaro Durán, Juanita Engelbrecht, Alice Feurtey, Arista Fourie…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:19
  39. The monotypic “bulbilliferous hyphomycete” genus Taxomyces was erected in 1993 for a fungal endophyte isolated from the Yew tree Taxus brevifolia and named Taxomyces andreanae. This fungus was reported to produce...

    Authors: Tian Cheng, Miroslav Kolařík, Luis Quijada and Marc Stadler
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:17
  40. In the present study, we assembled and analyzed the mitogenomes of two Ramaria species. The assembled mitogenomes of Ramaria cfr. rubripermanens and R. rubella were circularized, with sizes of 126,497 bp and 143,...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Lijiao Li, Ting Zhang, Peng Xiang, Qian Wu, Wenying Tu, Zhijie Bao, Liang Zou and Cheng Chen
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:16
  41. Large numbers of marine glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are especially sensitive to changes of climate and surface conditions. They have suffered fast accumulation and melting and retreated quickly in re...

    Authors: Bingqian Zhang, Xiaoguang Li, Guojie Li, Qi-Ming Wang and Manman Wang
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:15
  42. Morels are highly prized edible fungi where sexual reproduction is essential for fruiting-body production. As a result, a comprehensive understanding of their sexual reproduction is of great interest. Central ...

    Authors: Melissa Cravero, Aaron J. Robinson, Patrick Hilpisch, Patrick S. Chain, Saskia Bindschedler and Pilar Junier
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:14

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