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  1. 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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  2. The ophiostomatoid fungi are an assemblage of ascomycetes which are arguably best-known for their associations with bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculonidae) and blue stain (sap stain) of many economically importa...

    Authors: Conrad Trollip, Angus J. Carnegie, Quang Dinh, Jatinder Kaur, David Smith, Ross Mann, Brendan Rodoni and Jacqueline Edwards

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:24

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    The Correction to this article has been published in IMA Fungus 2021 12:27

  3. Escovopsis is a diverse group of fungi, which are considered specialized parasites of the fungal cultivars of fungus-growing ants. The lack of a suitable taxonomic framework and phylogenetic inconsistencies have ...

    Authors: Quimi Vidaurre Montoya, Maria Jesus Sutta Martiarena, Rodolfo Bizarria Jr., Nicole Marie Gerardo and Andre Rodrigues

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:23

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  4. With the change to one scientific name for fungal taxa, generic names typified by species with sexual or asexual morph types are being evaluated to determine which names represent the same genus and thus compe...

    Authors: Joost A. Stalpers, Scott A. Redhead, Tom W. May, Amy Y. Rossman, Jo Anne Crouch, Marc A. Cubeta, Yu-Cheng Dai, Roland Kirschner, Gitta Jutta Langer, Karl-Henrik Larsson, Jonathan Mack, Lorelei L. Norvell, Franz Oberwinkler, Viktor Papp, Peter Roberts, Mario Rajchenberg…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:22

    Content type: Nomenclature

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  5. Marine fungi remain poorly covered in global genome sequencing campaigns; the 1000 fungal genomes (1KFG) project attempts to shed light on the diversity, ecology and potential industrial use of overlooked and ...

    Authors: Ole Christian Hagestad, Lingwei Hou, Jeanette H. Andersen, Espen H. Hansen, Bjørn Altermark, Chun Li, Eric Kuhnert, Russell J. Cox, Pedro W. Crous, Joseph W. Spatafora, Kathleen Lail, Mojgan Amirebrahimi, Anna Lipzen, Jasmyn Pangilinan, William Andreopoulos, Richard D. Hayes…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:21

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  6. Russula albonigra is considered a well-known species, morphologically delimited by the context of the basidiomata blackening without intermediate reddening, and the menthol-cooling taste of the lamellae. It is su...

    Authors: Ruben De Lange, Slavomír Adamčík, Katarína Adamčíkova, Pieter Asselman, Jan Borovička, Lynn Delgat, Felix Hampe and Annemieke Verbeken

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:20

    Content type: Research

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  7. Resinicium, belonging to Hymenochaetales, Agaricomycetes, is a worldwide genus of corticioid wood-inhabiting fungi. To improve the knowledge of species diversity within the Hymenochaetales, two dozen specimens fr...

    Authors: Jia Yu, Xue-Wei Wang, Shi-Liang Liu, Shan Shen and Li-Wei Zhou

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. The unambiguous application of fungal names is important to communicate scientific findings. Names are critical for (clinical) diagnostics, legal compliance, and regulatory controls, such as biosafety, food se...

    Authors: Andrey Yurkov, Artur Alves, Feng-Yan Bai, Kyria Boundy-Mills, Pietro Buzzini, Neža Čadež, Gianluigi Cardinali, Serge Casaregola, Vishnu Chaturvedi, Valérie Collin, Jack W. Fell, Victoria Girard, Marizeth Groenewald, Ferry Hagen, Chris Todd Hittinger, Aleksey V. Kachalkin…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:18

    Content type: Nomenclature

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  9. Four new Keratinophyton species (Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Onygenales), K. gollerae, K. lemmensii, K. straussii, and K. wagneri, isolated from soil samples originating from Europe (Austria, Italy, and Slovakia)...

    Authors: Roman Labuda, Andreas Bernreiter, Doris Hochenauer, Alena Kubátová, Hazal Kandemir and Christoph Schüller

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:17

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  10. The genus Phytophthora comprises many economically and ecologically important plant pathogens. Hybrid species have previously been identified in at least six of the 12 phylogenetic clades. These hybrids can poten...

    Authors: Kris Van Poucke, Annelies Haegeman, Thomas Goedefroit, Fran Focquet, Leen Leus, Marília Horta Jung, Corina Nave, Miguel Angel Redondo, Claude Husson, Kaloyan Kostov, Aneta Lyubenova, Petya Christova, Anne Chandelier, Slavcho Slavov, Arthur de Cock, Peter Bonants…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:16

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  11. Phytopathogenic fungi in the order Diaporthales (Sordariomycetes) cause diseases on numerous economically important crops worldwide. In this study, we reassessed the diaporthalean species associated with prominen...

    Authors: Dhanushka Udayanga, Shaneya D. Miriyagalla, Dimuthu S. Manamgoda, Kim S. Lewers, Alain Gardiennet and Lisa A. Castlebury

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:15

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  12. Among many convergently evolved sequestrate fungal genera in Boletaceae (Boletales, Basidiomycota), the genus Octaviania is the most diverse. We recently collected many specimens of Octaviania subg. Octaviania, i...

    Authors: Takamichi Orihara, Rosanne Healy, Adriana Corrales and Matthew E. Smith

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:14

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  13. Species of Arthrinium are well-known plant pathogens, endophytes, or saprobes found in various terrestrial habitats. Although several species have been isolated from marine environments and their remarkable biolo...

    Authors: 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 2021 12:13

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  14. Aspergillus flavus and its main secondary metabolite AFB1 pose a serious threat to several important crops worldwide. Recently, it has been reported that some PHD family transcription factors are involved in the ...

    Authors: Zhang Mengjuan, Lin Guanglan, Pan Xiaohua, Song Weitao, Tan Can, Chen Xuan, Yang Yanling and Zhuang Zhenhong

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:12

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  15. It is now a decade since The International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF) produced an overview of requirements and best practices for describing a new fungal species. In the meantime the International...

    Authors: M. Catherine Aime, Andrew N. Miller, Takayuki Aoki, Konstanze Bensch, Lei Cai, Pedro W. Crous, David L. Hawksworth, Kevin D. Hyde, Paul M. Kirk, Robert Lücking, Tom W. May, Elaine Malosso, Scott A. Redhead, Amy Y. Rossman, Marc Stadler, Marco Thines…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:11

    Content type: Nomenclature

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  16. “Sanghuang” refers to a group of important traditionally-used medicinal mushrooms belonging to the genus Sanghuangporus. In practice, species of Sanghuangporus referred to in medicinal studies and industry are no...

    Authors: Shan Shen, Shi-Liang Liu, Ji-Hang Jiang and Li-Wei Zhou

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. Aspergillus flavus is a common saprophytic filamentous fungus that produces the highly toxic natural compound aflatoxin during its growth process. Synthesis of the aflatoxins, which can contaminate food crops cau...

    Authors: Ruilin Sun, Meifang Wen, Lianghuan Wu, Huahui Lan, Jun Yuan and Shihua Wang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  18. Protomyces is an understudied genus of yeast-like fungi currently defined as phytopathogens of only Umbelliferae and Compositae. Species relationships and boundaries remain controversial and molecular data are la...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Timo Sipilä and Kirk Overmyer

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:8

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  19. Since its resurrection, the resinicolous discomycete genus Sarea has been accepted as containing two species, one with black apothecia and pycnidia, and one with orange. We investigate this hypothesis using three...

    Authors: James K. Mitchell, Isaac Garrido-Benavent, Luis Quijada and Donald H. Pfister

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:6

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  20. Draft genomes of Penicillium roqueforti, Fusarium sororula, Chalaropsis populi, and Chrysoporthe puriensis are presented. Penicillium roqueforti is a model fungus for genetics, physiological and metabolic studies...

    Authors: Magriet A. van der Nest, Renato Chávez, Lieschen De Vos, Tuan A. Duong, Carlos Gil-Durán, Maria Alves Ferreira, Frances A. Lane, Gloria Levicán, Quentin C. Santana, Emma T. Steenkamp, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Mario Tello, Jostina R. Rakoma, Inmaculada Vaca, Natalia Valdés, P. Markus Wilken…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:5

    Content type: Fungal genomes

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  21. The systematic position of the enigmatically mycoparasitic genus Squamanita (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) together with Cystoderma, Phaeolepiota, Floccularia, and Leucopholiota is largely unknown. Recently they wer...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Liu, Zai-Wei Ge, Egon Horak, Alfredo Vizzini, Roy E. Halling, Chun-Lei Pan and Zhu L. Yang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:4

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  22. The entomopathogenic genus Ophiocordyceps includes a highly diverse group of fungal species, predominantly parasitizing insects in the orders Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera. However, other ins...

    Authors: João P. M. Araújo, Mitsuru G. Moriguchi, Shigeru Uchiyama, Noriko Kinjo and Yu Matsuura

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:3

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  23. Digitopodium hemileiae was described originally in 1930 as Cladosporium hemileiae; growing as a mycoparasite of the coffee leaf rust (CLR), Hemileia vastatrix, in a sample of diseased leaves of Coffea canephora c...

    Authors: Adans A. Colmán, Harry C. Evans, Sara S. Salcedo-Sarmiento, Uwe Braun, Kifle Belachew-Bekele and Robert W. Barreto

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2021 12:1

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  24. Parmeliaceae is the largest family of lichen-forming fungi with a worldwide distribution. We used a target enrichment data set and a qualitative selection method for 250 out of 350 genes to infer the phylogeny of...

    Authors: Felix Grewe, Claudio Ametrano, Todd J. Widhelm, Steven Leavitt, Isabel Distefano, Wetchasart Polyiam, David Pizarro, Mats Wedin, Ana Crespo, Pradeep K. Divakar and H. Thorsten Lumbsch

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:27

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  25. It is common practice in scientific journals to print genus and species names in italics. This is not only historical as species names were traditionally derived from Greek or Latin. Importantly, it also facil...

    Authors: Marco Thines, Takayuki Aoki, Pedro W. Crous, Kevin D. Hyde, Robert Lücking, Elaine Malosso, Tom W. May, Andrew N. Miller, Scott A. Redhead, Andrey M. Yurkov and David L. Hawksworth

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:25

    Content type: Nomenclature

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  26. In the present study, the complete mitogenome of Clavaria fumosa, was sequenced, assembled, and compared. The complete mitogenome of C. fumosa is 256,807 bp in length and is the largest mitogenomes among all Basi...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Yajie Wang, Wen Yao, Jinwen Shen, Mingyue Chen, Ming Gao, Jiening Ren, Qiang Li and Na Liu

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:26

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  27. Due to their submerged and cryptic lifestyle, the vast majority of fungal species are difficult to observe and describe morphologically, and many remain known to science only from sequences detected in environ...

    Authors: Faheema Kalsoom Khan, Kerri Kluting, Jeanette Tångrot, Hector Urbina, Tea Ammunet, Shadi Eshghi Sahraei, Martin Rydén, Martin Ryberg and Anna Rosling

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:23

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  28. The Botryosphaeriaceae accommodates many important pathogens of woody plants, including Eucalyptus. Recently, Botryosphaeriaceae were isolated from diseased plant parts from surveys of Eucalyptus plantations in t...

    Authors: Guoqing Li, Bernard Slippers, Michael J. Wingfield and Shuaifei Chen

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:22

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  29. We formed the Collection of Zoosporic Eufungi at the University of Michigan (CZEUM) in 2018 as a cryopreserved fungal collection consolidating the University of Maine Culture Collection (UMCC, or JEL), the Uni...

    Authors: D. Rabern Simmons, Anne E. Bonds, Buck T. Castillo, Rebecca A. Clemons, Alex D. Glasco, Jillian M. Myers, Natasha Thapa, Peter M. Letcher, Martha J. Powell, Joyce E. Longcore and Timothy Y. James

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:20

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  30. Draft genomes of the fungal species Ambrosiella cleistominuta, Cercospora brassicicola, C. citrullina, Physcia stellaris, and Teratosphaeria pseudoeucalypti are presented. Physcia stellaris is an important lichen...

    Authors: P. Markus Wilken, Janneke Aylward, Ramesh Chand, Felix Grewe, Frances A. Lane, Shagun Sinha, Claudio Ametrano, Isabel Distefano, Pradeep K. Divakar, Tuan A. Duong, Sabine Huhndorf, Ravindra N. Kharwar, H. Thorsten Lumbsch, Sudhir Navathe, Carlos A. Pérez, Nazaret Ramírez-Berrutti…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:19

    Content type: Fungal genomes

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  31. Different hypotheses have been proposed to interpret the observed unusual ITS (internal transcribed spacer) sequences in Ophiocordyceps sinensis. The coexistence of diverged ITS paralogs in a single genome was pr...

    Authors: Yi Li, Lan Jiang, Ke Wang, Hai-Jun Wu, Rui-Heng Yang, Yu-Jing Yan, Kathryn E. Bushley, David L. Hawksworth, Zujian Wu and Yi-Jian Yao

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:18

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  32. Mangrove forests are key tropical marine ecosystems that are rich in fungi, but our understanding of fungal communities associated with mangrove trees and their various organs remains limited because much of t...

    Authors: Nicole Li Ying Lee, Danwei Huang, Zheng Bin Randolph Quek, Jen Nie Lee and Benjamin J. Wainwright

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:17

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  33. Bark beetle galleries are complex ecosystems where many microbes and other arthropods co-exist with the beetles. Fungi isolated from these galleries are often referred to as ‘beetle associates’, but the nature...

    Authors: Runlei Chang, Tuan A. Duong, Stephen J. Taerum, Michael J. Wingfield, XuDong Zhou and Z. Wilhelm de Beer

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:15

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  34. True fungi (Fungi) and fungus-like organisms (e.g. Mycetozoa, Oomycota) constitute the second largest group of organisms based on global richness estimates, with around 3 million predicted species. Compared to pl...

    Authors: Robert Lücking, M. Catherine Aime, Barbara Robbertse, Andrew N. Miller, Hiran A. Ariyawansa, Takayuki Aoki, Gianluigi Cardinali, Pedro W. Crous, Irina S. Druzhinina, David M. Geiser, David L. Hawksworth, Kevin D. Hyde, Laszlo Irinyi, Rajesh Jeewon, Peter R. Johnston, Paul M. Kirk…

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:14

    Content type: Nomenclature

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  35. Scientific information about biodiversity distribution is indispensable for nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. For several groups of animals and plants, such data are availabl...

    Authors: Meike Piepenbring, Jose G. Maciá-Vicente, Jean Evans I. Codjia, Carola Glatthorn, Paul Kirk, Yalemwork Meswaet, David Minter, Boris Armel Olou, Kai Reschke, Marco Schmidt and Nourou Soulemane Yorou

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:13

    Content type: MycoLens

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  36. In this study, the mitogenomes of two Paxillus species were assembled, annotated and compared. The two mitogenomes of Paxillus involutus and P. rubicundulus comprised circular DNA molecules, with the size of 39,1...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Yuanhang Ren, Dabing Xiang, Xiaodong Shi, Jianglin Zhao, Lianxin Peng and Gang Zhao

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:12

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  37. Iron is an essential nutrient for all organisms. For pathogenic fungi, iron is essential for the success of infection. Thus, these organisms have developed high affinity iron uptake mechanisms to deal with met...

    Authors: Marielle Garcia Silva, Juliana Santana de Curcio, Mirelle Garcia Silva-Bailão, Raisa Melo Lima, Mariana Vieira Tomazett, Aparecido Ferreira de Souza, Vanessa Rafaela Milhomem Cruz-Leite, Nicolau Sbaraini, Alexandre Melo Bailão, Fernando Rodrigues, Maristela Pereira, Relber Aguiar Gonçales and Célia Maria de Almeida Soares

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:11

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  38. The Pleurotus ostreatus species complex is saprotrophic and of significant economic and ecological importance. However, species delimitation has long been problematic because of phenotypic plasticity and morpholo...

    Authors: Jing Li, Li-Hong Han, Xiao-Bin Liu, Zhi-Wei Zhao and Zhu L. Yang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:10

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  39. Fungi of the complex Paracoccidioides spp. are thermodimorphic organisms that cause Paracoccidioidomycosis, one of the most prevalent mycoses in Latin America. These fungi present metabolic mechanisms that contri...

    Authors: Luiz Paulo Araújo Santos, Leandro do Prado Assunção, Patrícia de Souza Lima, Gabriel Brum Tristão, Matthias Brock, Clayton Luiz Borges, Mirelle Garcia Silva-Bailão, Célia Maria de Almeida Soares and Alexandre Melo Bailão

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:9

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  40. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that Table 1 contained some errors in the GenBank number of BT gene. The correct Table 1 is presented below.

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Ya Liu, Huimin Wang, Xianjing Meng, Xuewei Liu, Cony Decock, Xingyao Zhang and Quan Lu

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in IMA Fungus 2020 11:3

  41. After publication of our article (Zhang and Zhang 2019) we have been notified us that the nad4L sequence should be corrected in Additional file 1. All sequences in the file should be that of NC_036382 (GenBank...

    Authors: Shu Zhang and Yong-Jie Zhang

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:7

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in IMA Fungus 2019 10:15

  42. Cryptococcosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. Although the cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) lateral flow assay (LFA) has been widely used in ...

    Authors: Xuan Wang, Jia-Hui Cheng, Ling-Hong Zhou, Jun-Hao Zhu, Rui-Ying Wang, Hua-Zhen Zhao, Ying-Kui Jiang, Li-Ping Huang, Ching-Wan Yip, Chun-Xing Que, Min Zhu and Li-Ping Zhu

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:6

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  43. Mating-type genes are central to sexual reproduction in ascomycete fungi and result in the establishment of reproductive barriers. Together with hybridization, they both play important roles in the evolution o...

    Authors: Xi-Hui Du, Dongmei Wu, Heng Kang, Hanchen Wang, Nan Xu, Tingting Li and Keliang Chen

    Citation: IMA Fungus 2020 11:4

    Content type: Research

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