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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. The considerable economic and social impact of the oomycete genus Phytophthora is well known. In response to evidence that all downy mildews (DMs) reside phylogenetically within Phytophthora, rendering Phytophtho...

    Authors: Clive Brasier, Bruno Scanu, David Cooke and Thomas Jung
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:12
  23. Tilletia caries and T. laevis, which are the causal agents of common bunt, as well as T. controversa, which causes dwarf bunt of wheat, threaten especially organic wheat farming. The three closely related fungal ...

    Authors: Somayyeh Sedaghatjoo, Bagdevi Mishra, Monika K. Forster, Yvonne Becker, Jens Keilwagen, Berta Killermann, Marco Thines, Petr Karlovsky and Wolfgang Maier
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:11
  24. Authors: Michael Sun Lul Kwon, Myung Soo Park, Seokyoon Jang, Young Min Lee, Young Mok Heo, Joo-Hyun Hong, Hanbyul Lee, Yeongseon Jang, Ji-Hyun Park, Changmu Kim, Gyu-Hyeok Kim, Young Woon Lim and Jae-Jin Kim
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:9

    The original article was published in IMA Fungus 2021 12:13

  25. Sparassis crispa is an edible mushroom exhibiting a wide range of medicinal properties. It is recognized for therapeutic value because of the high β-glucan content in the basidiomes. The broad range of its report...

    Authors: Neha Sharma, Ashwani Tapwal, Rachna Verma, Dinesh Kumar, Eugenie Nepovimova and Kamil Kuca
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:8
  26. In the present study, two mitogenomes from the Filobasidium genus were assembled and compared with other Tremellomycetes mitogenomes. The mitogenomes of F. wieringae and F. globisporum both comprised circular DNA...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Zhijie Bao, Ke Tang, Huiyu Feng, Wenying Tu, Lijiao Li, Yunlei Han, Mei Cao and Changsong Zhao
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:7
  27. Heavy metal (HM) contamination of the environment is a major problem worldwide. The rate of global deposition of HMs in soil has dramatically increased over the past two centuries and there of facilitated thei...

    Authors: Joanna Gajewska, Jolanta Floryszak-Wieczorek, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka, Autar Mattoo and Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:6
  28. One of the most promising aquaculture species is the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) with high market value; disease control is crucial to prevent and reduce mortality and monetary losses. Microsporidia (

    Authors: Alejandro López-Verdejo, Francisco E. Montero, Fernando de la Gándara, Miguel A. Gallego, Aurelio Ortega, Juan Antonio Raga and José F. Palacios-Abella
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:5
  29. Some members of Chaetothyriales, an order containing potential agents of opportunistic infections in humans, have a natural habitat in nests of tropical arboreal ants. In these black fungi, two types of ant sy...

    Authors: Yu Quan, Nickolas Menezes da Silva, Bruna Jacomel Favoreto de Souza Lima, Sybren de Hoog, Vania Aparecida Vicente, Veronika Mayer, Yingqian Kang and Dongmei Shi
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:4
  30. Authors: Brenda D. Wingfield, Lieschen De Vos, Andi M. Wilson, Tuan A. Duong, Niloofar Vaghefi, Angela Botes, Ravindra Nath Kharwar, Ramesh Chand, Barsha Poudel, Habibu Aliyu, Martin J. Barbetti, ShuaiFei Chen, Pieter de Maayer, FeiFei Liu, Sudhir Navathe, Shagun Sinha…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:3
  31. Here we describe a new, haploid and stroma forming species within the genus Epichloë, as Epichloë scottii sp. nov. The fungus was isolated from Melica uniflora growing in Bad Harzburg, Germany. Phylogenetic recon...

    Authors: Torsten Thünen, Yvonne Becker, Murray P. Cox and Samad Ashrafi
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2022 13:2
  32. The mating compatibility in fungi is generally governed by genes located within a single or two unlinked mating type (MAT) loci. Hypsizygus marmoreus is an edible mushroom in the order Agaricales with a tetrapola...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Yuanyuan Wang, Lianfu Chen, Hongbo Wang, Lin Guo, Xuan Zhou, Meijie Dou, Baiyu Wang, Jingxian Lin, Lei Liu, Zhengchao Wang, Youjin Deng and Jisen Zhang
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:35
  33. Fungal-fungal interaction often leads to the change in metabolite profile of both the interacting fungus which may have potential implication in industry or agriculture. In the present study, we performed two ...

    Authors: Samim Dullah, Dibya Jyoti Hazarika, Gunajit Goswami, Tanushree Borgohain, Alokesh Ghosh, Madhumita Barooah, Ashok Bhattacharyya and Robin Chandra Boro
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:33
  34. The genome sequence data of more than 65985 species are publicly available as of October 2021 within the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database alone and additional genome sequences are ...

    Authors: Tapan Kumar Mohanta and Ahmed Al-Harrasi
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:32
  35. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of O. gracilis was sequenced and assembled before being compared with related species. As the second largest mitogenome reported in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae...

    Authors: Aifeire Abuduaini, Yuan-Bing Wang, Hui-Ying Zhou, Rui-Ping Kang, Ming-Liang Ding, Yu Jiang, Fei-Ya Suo and Luo-Dong Huang
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:31
  36. Authors: Tuan Anh Duong, Janneke Aylward, Claudio Gennaro Ametrano, Barsha Poudel, Quentin Carlo Santana, Pieter Markus Wilken, Anke Martin, Kiruba Shankari Arun-Chinnappa, Lieschen de Vos, Isabel DiStefano, Felix Grewe, Sabine Huhndorf, Helge Thorsten Lumbsch, Jostina Raesetsa Rakoma, Barsha Poudel, Emma Theodora Steenkamp…
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:30
  37. The relationship between entomopathogenic fungi and their insect hosts is a classic example of the co-evolutionary arms race between pathogen and target host. The present review describes the entomopathogenic ...

    Authors: Agata Kaczmarek and Mieczysława I. Boguś
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:29
  38. The fungi of the order Onygenales can cause important human infections; however, their taxonomy and worldwide occurrence is still little known. We have studied and identified a representative number of clinical f...

    Authors: Ernesto Rodríguez-Andrade, José F. Cano-Lira, Nathan Wiederhold, Alba Pérez-Cantero, Josep Guarro and Alberto M. Stchigel
    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:25

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