A Re-Evaluation of Lulworthiales: Relationships Based on 18S and 28S rDNA
Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
The Lulworthiales consists of four genera: three that were removed from the Hwalosphaeriales, namely Lulworthia, Lindra, and Kohlmeyeriella: and Spathulospora, reassigned from the Spathulosporales. However, studies have shown that neither Lulworthia nor Lindra are monophyletic genera. This study was therefore undertaken to re-evaluate the genera of the Lulworthiales based on the SSU and LSU rDNA genes. Taxonomic revisions are proposed here for Lulworthia crassa, L. lignoarenaria, L. uniseptata and Lindra marinera: Lulworthia crassa is transferred into the genus Kohlmeyeriella: Lulwoidea gen. nov. is established for L. lignoarenaria, Lulwoana gen. nov. is established for L. uniseptata: and Lindra marinera is reduced to synonymy with L. thalassiae. Taxonomic descriptions are emended for the genus Lulworthia s. str., and for L. grandispora and Lindra thalassiae. A neotype is designated for Lulworthia grandispora.
Spatafora, J. W.,
(2005). A Re-Evaluation of Lulworthiales: Relationships Based on 18S and 28S rDNA. Mycological Research, 109, 556-568.
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