Mycological Progress

, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1313–1326 | Cite as

The genus Fusariella

  • Chuan-Gen Lin
  • Yun Chen
  • Eric H. C. McKenzie
  • Darbhe J. Bhat
  • Hiran A. Ariyawansa
  • Kevin D. Hyde
  • Yong Wang
Original Article


The genus Fusariella, typified by F. atrovirens, is characterised by semi- to macronematous, mononematous conidiophores, with cylindrical, subulate or lageniform phialidic conidiogenous cells that produce catenate, septate, curved to straight, subhyaline to brown conidia. During a survey of hyaline-spored hyphomycetes from karst areas in Thailand, we collected a new species of Fusariella with curved conidia and introduce it in this paper as Fusariella curvata sp. nov. In addition, all hitherto described species of Fusariella are reviewed. The result of phylogenetic analyses, based on combined SSU, LSU, TEF and RPB2 sequence data, indicates that the genus belongs in the family Bionectriaceae (Hypocreales, Sordariomycetes).


Bionectriaceae Fusariella Karst New species Phylogeny 



We would like to thank Prof. Shaun Pennycook (Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua, New Zealand) for advising on the fungal name. The research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. NSFC 31560489), the grant [JD2014018] from Education Department of Guizhou Province and Fundamental Research on Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2014FY120100).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuan-Gen Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yun Chen
    • 1
  • Eric H. C. McKenzie
    • 3
  • Darbhe J. Bhat
    • 4
    • 5
  • Hiran A. Ariyawansa
    • 6
  • Kevin D. Hyde
    • 2
  • Yong Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology, College of AgricultureGuizhou UniversityGuiyangChina
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Fungal ResearchMae Fah Luang UniversityChiang RaiThailand
  3. 3.Landcare ResearchAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.Department of BotanyGoa UniversityGoaIndia
  5. 5.No. 128/1-J, Azad Housing SocietyGoa VelhaIndia
  6. 6.Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural BiotechnologyGuizhou Academy of Agricultural SciencesGuiyangChina

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