Cyanodermella asteris sp. nov. (Ostropales) from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus

Linda Jahn, Thomas Schafhauser, Stefan Pan, Tilmann Weber, Wolfgang Wohlleben, David Fewer, Kaarina Sivonen, Liane Flor, Karl-Heinz van Pée, Thibault Caradec, Philippe Jacques, Mieke M.E. Huijbers, Willem J.H. van Berkel, Jutta Ludwig-Müller

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An endophytic fungus isolated from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus is proposed as a new species. Phylogenetic analyses based on sequences from the ribosomal DNA cluster (the ITS1+5.8S+ITS2, 18S, and 28S regions) and the RPB2 gene revealed a relationship between the unknown fungus and the Stictidaceae lineage of the Ostropales. The new species, Cyanodermella asteris, grows in standard fungal growth media as a fluffy, pink filamentous fungus. Asexual and sexual sporulation has not yet been observed on media or in the plant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-123
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Ascomycota
  • Asteraceae
  • Lecanoromycetes
  • Pezizomycotina


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