Title

Koralionastetales, A New Order of Marine Ascomycota in the Sordariomycetes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2009

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

Based on molecular studies using 1760 bp of the nuSSU and 604 bp of the nuLSU rRNA genes and using morphological characters, the genera Koralionastes and Pontogeneia are assigned to the new order Koralionastetales, family Koralionastetaceae, class Sordariomycetes. Koralionastetales is a sister group to Lulworthiales; differences in morphological characters are expressed in the ascospores and the presence/absence of periphyses and paraphyses. A new species of Pontogencia, P. microdictyi from Microdictyon sp. in the Bahamas, is described. (c) 2008 The British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Mycological Research

Volume

113

First Page

373

Last Page

380