New species and records of orbiliaceous fungi from Georgia, USA
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Orbilia georgiana and O. renispora are described as new species to science, in addition, O. eucalypti, O. occulta, and O. xanthoguttulata are reported based on collections taken from the state of Georgia, USA. Orbilia xanthoguttulata is a new record for North America. The morphology of all species is described based on both sexual and asexual morphs. Asexual morphs were obtained from ascospore isolates, from which also DNA was extracted and used to amplify rDNA genes (ITS and LSU) for phylogenetic comparison.
KeywordsOrbiliomycetes Orbilia Trinacrium Dicranidion· phylogenetic analysis Taxonomy
The authors express their gratitude to the National Park Service for supporting and facilitating the Boston Harbor Islands Fungal Inventory, through which two collections of O. renispora were discovered under the permit number BOHA-2012-SCI-0009.
This work was supported by Project for Fundamental Research on Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2013FY110400), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 30860006), and Study Abroad Program for Excellent PhD Student of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of PR China.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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