Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 7–16

Ascobotryozyma americana gen. nov. et sp. nov. and its anamorph Botryozyma americana, an unusual yeast from the surface of nematodes

  • Julia Kerrigan
  • Maudy Th. Smith
  • Jack D. Rogers
  • G. A. Poot
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010287612965

Cite this article as:
Kerrigan, J., Smith, M.T., Rogers, J.D. et al. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (2001) 79: 7. doi:10.1023/A:1010287612965

Abstract

A new teleomorphic genus Ascobotryozyma, with a single species, A. americana, is proposed. Its anamorph is a Botryozyma that differs from the type species, B. nematodophila, on distributional, physiological, and molecular criteria; it is described as Botryozyma americana, anam. sp. nov. Ascobotryozyma is characterized by globose asci bearing four lunate ascospores. Fusion of thallus cells precedes ascus formation. Ascobotryozyma americana was isolated from the surface of nematodes (Panagrellus dubius) associated with galleries of the poplar borer (Saperda calcarata) in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) in eastern Washington, USA. The teleomorph has not been produced in pure culture.

Ascobotryozyma americana beetle galleries Botryozyma Panagrellus 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Kerrigan
    • 1
  • Maudy Th. Smith
    • 2
  • Jack D. Rogers
    • 1
  • G. A. Poot
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington State University Department of Plant PathologyPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesYeast DivisionBC DelftThe Netherlands

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