Mycoscience

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 533–537 | Cite as

A new species ofEmbellisia from soil with high levels of heavy metals

  • John C. David
  • Karen Coles
  • Jack Fisher
  • Stephen T. Moss
Original Papers

Abstract

Embellisia thlaspis is described as a new species from the roots of the cruciferThlaspi caerulescens. The host plant was growing in soil in an area of disused zinc and lead mines where high levels of heavy metals have been recorded. Examining this novel fungus using SEM, the detailed structure of the conidiogenous loci confirms earlier observations of this genus.

Key Words

Embellisia endophytes heavy metals SEM Thlaspi 

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© The Mycological Society of Japan 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. David
    • 1
  • Karen Coles
    • 2
  • Jack Fisher
    • 3
  • Stephen T. Moss
    • 3
  1. 1.CABI Bioscience UK Centre-EghamEghamUK
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of ExeterUK
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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