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The genus Stachybotrys (anamorphic fungi) in the semi-arid region of Brazil

Auteur: 
Tasciano dos Santos Santa Izabel, Alisson Cardoso Rodrigues da Cruz, Flávia Rodrigues Barbosa, Sheila Miranda Leão Ferreira, Marcos Fábio Oliveira Marques, Luís Fernando Pascholati Gusmão
Jaar: 
2010
Artikel Volume: 
33
Artikel pagina's: 
479-487
Artikel type: 
Journal Article
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(The genus Stachybotrys (anamorphic fungi) in the semi-arid region of Brazil). Stachybotrys is characterized by macronematous, mononematous, unbranched or branched conidiophores, with discrete terminal and phialidic conidiogenous cells, and aseptate, reniform, ellipsoidal to spherical, smooth or verrucose conidia, which are produced in a slimy mass. Eight species have been reported from Brazil, occurring in the soil, air and leaf litter. During investigation of conidial fungi on decaying leaf litter in semi-arid areas of Brazil nine species were found: S. bisbyi (Sriniv.) G.L. Barron, S. chartarum (Ehrenb.) S. Hughes, S. globosa P. C. Misra & S. K. Srivast., S. kampalensis Hansf., S. longispora Matsush., S. nephrospora Hansf., S. nilagirica Subram., Stachybotrys parvispora S. Hughes and S. verrucispora Matsush. Stachybotrys nilagirica is a new record from Brazil. Descriptions, comments, geographic distribution and illustrations are presented for above mentioned species. A key for all species recorded in semi-arid region of Brazil is presented.

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