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  1. Results are provided for the Guiding Vote on the seven formal proposals to amend the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants to be decided by the Fungal Nomenclature Session (FNS) of the X...

    Authors: Tom W. May and Andrew N. Miller
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449447
  2. Authors: D. Jean Lodge, Sharon A. Cantrell, Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Ali Ammarellou, Ahmed Abdel-Azeem, Ramon Alberto Batista Garcia and Sanjay K. Singh
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449438
  3. This genome announcement includes draft genomes from Claviceps purpurea, 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. In 1993, the Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany at Harvard University received a gift of a slim volume, entitled Icones fungorum Niskiensium. Vibrant water colour illustrations of fungi covered the pa...

    Authors: Jason M. Karakehian, William R. Burk and Donald H. Pfister
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449476
  13. Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Keith A. Seifert, Amy Y. Rossman, Donald H. Pfister, David W. Minter, Anthony Whalley, Teun Boekhout, Meike Piepenbring and Dominik Begerow
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449474
  14. Authors: David L. Hawksworth and Manon van den Hoeven-Verweij
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449473
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. A commentary is provided on the seven formally published proposals to modify the provisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) that will be dealt with by the Fungal Nomen...

    Authors: Tom W. May and Scott A. Redhead
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449482
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Seven proposals to modify the provisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) at the 11th International Mycological Congress (IMC11) in July 2018 had been received by the p...

    Authors: Luis A. Parra, Juan C. Zamora, David L. Hawksworth, David S. Hibbett, Paul M. Kirk, Robert Lücking, Gerhard Rambold, Konstanze Bensch, Yi-Jian Yao, Vincent Robert and Dagmar Triebel
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2018 9:BF03449481
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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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  30. The combination of manual curation and the reliance on updates from submitters to the public sequence databases is currently inefficient and impedes the comprehensive and timely release of records with new tax...

    Authors: Conrad L. Schoch, M. Catherine Aime, Wilhelm de Beer, Pedro W. Crous, Kevin D. Hyde, Lyubomir Penev, Keith A. Seifert, Marc Stadler, Ning Zhang and Andrew N. Miller
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:BF03449466
  31. The Mycology Collections Portal (MyCoPortal) was established in 2011 to offer a simple, economic solution for institutions worldwide to maintain and serve their fungal collection data online. Although the MyCo...

    Authors: Andrew N. Miller and Scott T. Bates
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:BF03449464
  32. Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Pedro W. Crous, Laura Fiorella Cadenillas, Giusepe Venturella, Ronald de Vries, Marieka Gryzenhout and D. Jayarama Bhat
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:BF03449461
  33. Authors: David L. Hawksworth and D. Jean Lodge
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2017 8:BF03449460

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