Mycoscience

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 141–145 | Cite as

Ascospore formation and morphology in two species of the genusErysiphe remaining immature on the living host plant

  • Seinosuke Tanda
Original Papers

Abstract

Erysiphe cumminsiana andE. galeopsidis, which have immature asci in the current season, have been recorded from Japan, but the ascospores of both fungi have not been described. In the present experiments, some observations before and after overwintering were made on the cleistothecia ofE. cumminsiana on three species ofCacalia and two species ofLigularia, andE. galeopsidis onGeranium thunbergii. After overwintering, the former fungus developed six to eight, rarely four spores in an ascus and the latter fungus always four spores in an ascus. Their teleomorphic characteristics including those of ascospores are also described.

Key Words

ascospore development Cacalia Erysiphe cumminsiana Erysiphe galeopsidis Geranium thunbergii 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seinosuke Tanda
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  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan

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