Mycological Progress

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 137–140

Filobasidiella depauperata (Tremellales): Haustorial branches and parasitism of Verticillium lecanii


DOI: 10.1007/s11557-006-0051-6

Cite this article as:
Ginns, J. & Malloch, D.W. Mycol Progress (2003) 2: 137. doi:10.1007/s11557-006-0051-6


Haustorial branches are described and illustrated in Filobasidiella depauperata (Basidiomycota: Tremellales). Their close association with hyphae of Verticillium lecanii indicates that F. depauperata is mycoparasitic and not, as previously thought, entomopathogenic. A key to the taxa of the genus is included.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PentictonCanada
  2. 2.Botany DepartmentUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada