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  1. To ensure a stable platform for fungal taxonomy, it is of paramount importance that the genetic application of generic names be based on their DNA sequence data, and wherever possible, not morphology or ecolog...

    Authors: Pedro W. Crous, Alejandra Giraldo, David L. Hawksworth, Vincent Robert, Paul M. Kirk, Josep Guarro, Barbara Robbertse, Conrad L. Schoch, Ulrike Damm, Thippawan Trakunyingcharoen and Johannes Z. Groenewald
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2014 5:501141
  2. In advancing to one scientific name for fungi, this paper treats genera competing for use in the phylogenetically defined class Leotiomycetes except for genera of Erysiphales. Two groups traditionally included in...

    Authors: Peter R. Johnston, Keith A. Seifert, Jeffrey K. Stone, Amy Y. Rossman and Ludmila Marvanová
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2014 5:501091
  3. Lactarius s. str. represents a monophyletic group of about 40 species in tropical Africa, although the delimitation of the genus from Lactifluus is still in progress. Recent molecular phylogenetic and taxonomic r...

    Authors: Dao Lamèga Maba, Atsu K. Guelly, Nourou S. Yorou, André De Kesel, Annemieke Verbeken and Reinhard Agerer
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2014 5:501039
  4. Colletotrichum caudatum sensu lato is a widespread fungal pathogen of warm-season grasses. The fungus is easily differentiated from other Colletotrichum species through the presence of a unique filiform appendage...

    Authors: Jo Anne Crouch
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2014 5:501017
  5. Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Janet Jennifer Divinagracia Luangsa-ard, Pedro W. Crous and Keith A. Seifert
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:BF03449309
  6. As a first step towards the production of a List of Protected Generic Names for Fungi, a without-prejudice list is presented here as a basis for future discussion and the production of a List for formal adopti...

    Authors: Paul M. Kirk, Joost A. Stalpers, Uwe Braun, Pedro W. Crous, Karen Hansen, David L. Hawksworth, Kevin D. Hyde, Robert Lücking, Thorsten H. Lumbsch, Amy Y. Rossman, Keith A. Seifert and Mark Stadler
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402381
  7. MycoBank, a registration system for fungi established in 2004 to capture all taxonomic novelties, acts as a coordination hub between repositories such as Index Fungorum and Fungal Names. Since January 2013, re...

    Authors: Vincent Robert, Duong Vu, Ammar Ben Hadj Amor, Nathalie van de Wiele, Carlo Brouwer, Bernard Jabas, Szaniszlo Szoke, Ahmed Dridi, Maher Triki, Samy ben Daoud, Oussema Chouchen, Lea Vaas, Arthur de Cock, Joost A. Stalpers, Dora Stalpers, Gerard J. M. Verkley…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402371
  8. Two taxa, Hericium yumthangense (Russulales, Agaricomycotina) and Mycoleptodonoides sharmae (Polyporales, Agaricomycotina) are described as new to science from the Shingba Rhododendron sanctuary located in the no...

    Authors: Kanad Das, Joost A. Stalpers and J. Benjamin Stielow
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402359
  9. The draft nuclear genome of Ceratocystis fimbriata, the type species of Ceratocystis, is comprised of 29 410 862 bp. De novo gene prediction produced 7 266 genes, which is low for an ascomycete fungus. The availa...

    Authors: P. Markus Wilken, Emma T. Steenkamp, Michael J. Wingfield, Z. Wilhelm de Beer and Brenda D. Wingfield
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402357
  10. The genus Astraeus is shown to be even more complex than recent studies have found. There are problems defining what the molecular fingerprint is of the generic type species. The present article, based on molecul...

    Authors: Cherdchai Phosri, María P. Martín and Roy Watling
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402347

    The Erratum to this article has been published in IMA Fungus 2014 5:Art8

  11. The Structural and Biochemical Database (SBD), developed as part of the US NSF-funded Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life (AFTOL), is a multi-investigator project. It is a major resource to present and manage m...

    Authors: T. K. Arun Kumar, Meredith Blackwell, Peter M. Letcher, Robert W. Roberson and David J. McLaughlin
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402259
  12. White blister rust (WBR) of sunflower caused by Pustula helianthicola is an important and often underestimated disease in many countries of the world. The epidemiology of the pathogen is not yet fully understood;...

    Authors: Sukanya Soonagahalli Lava, Annerose Heller and Otmar Spring
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402251
  13. A new arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus was found in Sierra Nevada National Park of Andalucía (Southern Spain). It forms intraradical hyphae, vesicles and arbuscles, typical characteristics of Glomeromycetes. Th...

    Authors: Javier Palenzuela, Concepción Azcón-Aguilar, José-Miguel Barea, Gladstone Alves da Silva and Fritz Oehl
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402243
  14. On the basis of a study of ITS sequences, Vidal et al. (Rev. Iber. Micol. 17: 22, 2000) recommended that the genus Chrysosporium be restricted to species belonging to Onygenales. Using nrLSU genes, we studied the...

    Authors: John I. Pitt, Henrik Lantz, Olga Vinnere Pettersson and Su-lin L. Leong
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402229
  15. Surveying the fungi of alkaline soils in Siberia, Trans-Baikal regions (Russia), the Aral lake (Kazakhstan), and Eastern Mongolia, we report an abundance of alkalitolerant species representing the Emericellopsis-...

    Authors: Alexey A. Grum-Grzhimaylo, Marina L. Georgieva, Alfons J. M. Debets and Elena N. Bilanenko
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402213
  16. In the course of a global survey of the indoor mycobiota, we sampled and analysed settled dust from 87 buildings from 14 countries, using both a modified dilution-to-extinction method and 454-pyrosequencing. Rasa...

    Authors: Joey B. Tanney and Keith A. Seifert
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402205
  17. Tithonia diversifolia, a member of Compositae native to Central America that produces showy sunflower-like flowers, became an invasive weed in other continents after it was introduced as an ornamental. Little is ...

    Authors: Alessandra F. de Fernandes, Bruno E. C. de Miranda, Lidiane L. Duarte and Robert W. Barreto
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402201
  18. Several species of Septoria are associated with leaf and fruit spot of pistachio (Pistacia vera), though their identity has always been confused, making identification problematic. The present study elucidates th...

    Authors: Pedro W. Crous, William Quaedvlieg, Kamil Sarpkaya, Canan Can and Ali Erkılıç
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402187
  19. A new species, Gymnoascus verrucosus sp. nov., isolated from soil from Kalyan railway station, Maharashtra, India, is described and illustrated. The distinctive morphological features of this taxon are its verruc...

    Authors: Rahul Sharma and Sanjay Kumar Singh
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402177
  20. The genus Geolegnia represents a poorly documented group of saprolegnialean oomycetes isolated from soils as free-living organisms. Although it is morphologically similar to the facultative parasitic genus Leptol...

    Authors: Mónica M. Steciow, Enrique Lara, Amandine Pillonel, Sebastián A. Pelizza, Eduardo A. Lestani, Gustavo C. Rossi and Lassaad Belbahri
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402169
  21. Long-term successional dynamics of an inoculum of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with the maize rhizosphere (from traditionally managed agroecosystems in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico), was foll...

    Authors: Dora Trejo-Aguilar, Liliana Lara-Capistrán, Ignacio E. Maldonado-Mendoza, Ramón Zulueta-Rodríguez, Wendy Sangabriel-Conde, María Elena Mancera-López, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich and Isabelle Barois
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:402161
  22. Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Dominik Begerow, Keith A. Seifert, Andrew N. Miller, Christine R. Fischer, Carlos Colinas and Sybren de Hoog
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:BF03449521
  23. Authors: David L. Hawksworth and Lori Carris
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:BF03449520
  24. Puccinia psidii, the cause of a disease today commonly referred to as Myrtle rust, is considered a high priority quarantine threat globally. It has a wide host range in the Myrtaceae and it is feared that it may ...

    Authors: Jolanda Roux, Izette Greyling, Teresa A. Coutinho, Marcel Verleur and Michael J. Wingfeld
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401155
  25. Phytophthora species are well-known as destructive plant pathogens, especially in natural ecosystems. It is ironic, therefore, how little is known regarding the Phytophthora diversity in South African natural woo...

    Authors: Eunsung Oh, Marieka Gryzenhout, Brenda D. Wingfield, Michael J. Wingfield and Treena I. Burgess
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401123
  26. Gelatinomyces siamensis gen. sp. nov., incertae sedis within Leotiomycetes, the Siamese jelly-ball, is described. The fungus was collected from bamboo culms and branches in Nam Nao National Park, Phetchabun, Thai...

    Authors: Niwat Sanoamuang, Wuttiwat Jitjak, Sureelak Rodtong and Anthony J. S. Whalley
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401071
  27. With the recent changes concerning pleomorphic fungi in the new International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN), it is necessary to propose the acceptance or protection of sexual morph-typif...

    Authors: Amy Y. Rossman, Keith A. Seifert, Gary J. Samuels, Andrew M. Minnis, Hans-Josef Schroers, Lorenzo Lombard, Pedro W. Crous, Kadri Põldmaa, Paul F. Cannon, Richard C. Summerbell, David M. Geiser, Wen-ying Zhuang, Yuuri Hirooka, Cesar Herrera, Catalina Salgado-Salazar and Priscila Chaverri
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401041
  28. Currently, the monophyletic lineage of anther smuts on Caryophyllaceae includes 22 species classified in the genus Microbotryum. They are model organisms studied in many disciplines of fungal biology. A molecular...

    Authors: Marcin Piątek, Matthias Lutz and Martin Kemler
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401029
  29. The genus Brevicellicium encompasses wood-inhabiting corticioid fungi characterized by isodiametric subhymenial hyphae, short basidia, and smooth, often subangular spores with a distinct apiculus. Eight new LSU n...

    Authors: M. Teresa Telleria, Ireneia Melo, Margarita Dueñas, Karl-Henrik Larsson and Maria P. Paz Martín
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2013 4:401021

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