Elaine Malosso

Elaine Malosso
Federal University of Pernambuco | UFPE · Departamento de Micologia

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Elaine Malosso currently works at the Departamento de Micologia, Federal University of Pernambuco. Elaine does research in Ecology, Molecular Biology and Mycology. Their current project is 'Fungos de folhedo em áreas de Mata Atlântica do Nordeste'.
Additional affiliations
March 2004 - May 2005
Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz"
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 1999 - October 2003
Newcastle University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (56)
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The aquatic mycota includes zoosporic and non zoosporic fungi. Zoosporic fungi are characterized by the production of mobile dispersal units, capable of searching for nutrient sources, while the non zoosporic fungi are usually the asexual phases (anamorphs, conidial fungi) of Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. These are called “aquatic hyphomycetes” by...
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It is now a decade since The International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF) produced an overview of requirements and best practices for describing a new fungal species. In the meantime the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICNafp) has changed from its former name (the International Code of Botanical Nomencla...
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The identification and proper naming of microfungi, in particular plant, animal and human pathogens, remains challenging. Molecular identification is becoming the default approach for many fungal groups, and environmental metabarcoding is contributing an increasing amount of sequence data documenting fungal diversity on a global scale. This include...
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Aim The Atlantic Forest is a Brazilian biome whose biota plays a fundamental role in the preservation of water quality. Hyphomycetes play an important role in aquatic ecosystems as they can decompose organic matter and, consequently, contribute to nutrient cycling, maintaining aquatic life. The aim of this work was to determine the diversity and co...
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It is common practice in scientific journals to print genus and species names in italics. This is not only historical as species names were traditionally derived from Greek or Latin. Importantly, it also facilitates the rapid recognition of genus and species names when skimming through manuscripts. However, names above the genus level are not alway...
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A new genus Guayaquilia is established to accommodate Idriella cubensis based on morphology and phylogenetic analysis. DNA sequence data place these specimens as incertae sedis separate from Microdochiaceae ( Xylariales ), forming a monophyletic lineage separated from Neoidriella desertorum and phylogenetically distant from Idriella . The novel gen...
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LSU DNA sequence analyses place Ellismarsporium parvum in Pleosporales. The morphology of the species in pure culture is described and illustrated. Helminthosporium varium is recombined as E. varium, based on its morphology.
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LSU DNA sequence analyses place Ellismarsporium parvum in Pleosporales . The morphology of the species in pure culture is described and illustrated. Helminthosporium varium is recombined as E. varium , based on its morphology.
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True fungi (Fungi) and fungus-like organisms (e.g. Mycetozoa, Oomycota) constitute the second largest group of organisms based on global richness estimates, with around 3 million predicted species. Compared to plants and animals, fungi have simple body plans with often morphologically and ecologically obscure structures. This poses challenges for a...
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A new species Neomyrmecridium asymmetricum, found on decaying leaves of Theobroma cacao , is distinguished by grouped conidiophores and polyblastic production of narrow clavate to subclavate, 1-septate, asymmetrical, and yellowish or subhyaline conidia. An ITS- and LSU-based phylogenetic analysis, description, and illustrations are provided. A key...
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This article provides an outline of the classification of the kingdom Fungi (including fossil fungi. i.e. dispersed spores, mycelia, sporophores, mycorrhizas). We treat 19 phyla of fungi. These are Aphelidiomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiobolomycota, Basidiomycota, Blastocladiomycota, Calcarisporiellomycota, Caulochytriomycota, Chytridiomycota, Entomoph...
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This article provides an outline of the classification of the kingdom Fungi (including fossil fungi. i.e. dispersed spores, mycelia, sporophores, mycorrhizas). We treat 19 phyla of fungi. These are Aphelidiomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiobolomycota, Basidiomycota, Blastocladiomycota, Calcarisporiellomycota, Caulochytriomycota, Chytridiomycota, Entomoph...
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A new species Bactrodesmium pulcherrimum , found on decaying wood in Ecuador, is described and illustrated. The fungus is distinguished by subnapiform to broadly subturbinate (maize kernel-shaped) 1-septate asymmetrical ochreous-brown conidia. Illustrations of Bactrodesmium novageronense and B. simile and a comparison table of bicellular Bactrodesm...
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Cladosporium subuliforme is redescribed and illustrated from a specimen collected from yellow leaf spots on pepper (Capsicum annuum) cultivated in high tunnels in Cuba. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of morphologically close Cladosporium species are provided.
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Riparian forests are important to aquatic ecosystems and produce large quantities of organic matter that are recycled by the microbial community that includes microscopic fungi. The aim of this study was to unveil and compare the diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes associated to submerged leaf litter of tropical lotic and lentic environments in the A...
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—A new genus and species Coronosporidium ecuadorianum are described and illustrated. The fungus, found on a submerged decaying leaf of an unidentified plant, is distinguished by blastic production of stauroconidia, obpyramidal coronate, 1-septate, and inequilateral sympodial extensions of the conidiogenous cells after rhexolytic conidial secession....
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Abstract—Castanediella diversispora, collected from decaying leaves of an unidentified plant in Pernambuco state, Brazil, is described and illustrated as a new species characterized by three conidial morphologies: i) cylindrical, with both ends uncinate, ii) cylindrical to subacerose with an uncinate apex and attenuated base, iii) and long filiform...
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A new species, Paliphora bicolorata, collected from decaying leaves of an unidentified plant, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by bicolored conidiophores with 3–4 dark reddish-brown distal cells and golden brown to brown lower cells and cylindrical-fusiform, 1-septate, hyaline conidia. A key to Paliphora species is provided.
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Minimelanolocus navicularis and a new species, M. atlanticus, are described and illustrated from collections on decaying leaves of unidentified plants. Minimelanolocus atlanticus is distinguished by oblong, 2-septate conidia, with brown basal and central cells and gray to subhyaline apical cell and slightly flattened or sub-rounded apex. Notes are...
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A new species, Acumispora delicata, collected on decaying leaves of an unidentified plant, is described and illustrated. The new species is distinguished by narrow ovoid to broad obclavate conidia, which are acuminate toward the rounded or obtuse apex. A key and illustrations of Acumispora species are provided.
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High litter inputs in agroforestry systems contribute to soil microbial activity, soil fertility and productivity. Considering that the cycling of organic matter is essential to the maintenance of physical–chemical and microbiological properties of the soil, the aims of this work were to estimate the production, accumulation and decomposition of li...
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Dictyosporium splendidum sp. nov. and Helminthosporium varium sp. nov., both found on decaying leaves of unidentified plants are described and illustrated. D. splendidum is characterized by conidia composed of two or three parallel rows of cell, tightly arranged in 3-planes or complanate, with a cylindrical or irregular, hyaline mucous appendage at...
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Anaverticicladus uncinatus, collected from decaying leaves in Brazil, is described and illustrated as a new genus and species. It is distinguished by conidiophores that are differentiated, unbranched, erect or prostrate, septate, and pale brown, conidiogenous cells that are monoblastic, terminal, curved to uncinate near the conidiogenous locus, and...
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Cladosporium subuliforme is redescribed and illustrated from a specimen collected from yellow leaf spots on pepper (Capsicum annuum) cultivated in high tunnels in Cuba. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of morphologically close Cladosporium species are provided.
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Phaeodactylium cymbisporum, collected on decaying leaves of an unidentified plant, is described and illustrated. The new species is characterized by polyblastic, sympodial extended conidiogenous cells that produce broad cymbiform, 3-septate, smooth, pale golden brown conidia. A key to Phaeodactylium species is provided.
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Codinaea leomaiae was collected on the decaying leaf of an unidentified plant and is described and illustrated as a new species. It is distinguished by polyphialidic conidiogenous cells that produce broadly fusiform or eye-shaped, unicellular, hyaline conidia with a single, curved setula at each end. A comparative table and conidial illustrations o...
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Stachybotryna longispiralis, collected on decaying leaves of an unidentified plant, is described and illustrated as a new species characterized by long spirally twisted hyaline setae and monophialidic discrete conidiogenous cells that produce subcylindrical unicellular hyaline conidia. A key to Stachybotryna species is provided.
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A new poroid genus with two conspicuous and common species growing on living Fabaceae trees is described from the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests biome of Brazil. Both taxa in this forest pathogen genus resemble Phellinus rimosus macroscopically, but are distinguished by a dimitic hyphal system with skeletal hyphae present only in the trama of the...
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Three new species of Cyathus are proposed in this study: C. bastitae and C. apiculatus were collected in the Atlantic rain forest, while C. pedunculatus was found in a semiarid region; both regions are located in the Brazilian Northeast. These species were included in a phylogenetic analysis with species from Brazilian herbaria that had been collec...
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Two microfungi, Linodochium sideroxyli and Leptodiscella africana, are recorded for the first time from Brazil. The specimens, collected on decaying leaves in natural areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, are described and illustrated.
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From 2007 to 2014, specimens of Amauroderma were collected mostly in North and Northeast Brazil. Additionally, material deposited in herbaria was reviewed. The analysed specimens represented 20 species, six of them new to science: Amauroderma albostipitatum, A. floriformum, A. laccatostipitatum, A. ovisporum, A. sessile and A. subsessile. Twelve sp...
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A new species, Xylomyces acerosisporus, collected on submerged decaying leaves in a river in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, is described and illustrated. It is distinguished by filiform to acerose, 7–15-septate, brown, catenate, smooth chlamydospores.
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Selenodriella amoena sp. nov., collected on a decaying leaf of an unidentified plant in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, is described and illustrated. It is distinguished by irregularly branched conidiophores and subcylindrical to slightly navicular, unicellular, colorless conidia. A key to Selenodriella species is provided.
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Pyramidospora quadricellularis, a new species collected on submerged decaying leaves in Brazil, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by 4-celled, hyaline, smooth conidia. Illustrations and a comparative table of the described species of Pyramidospora are provided.
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Codinaea aquatica sp. nov., a hyphomycete collected on submerged decaying branches of an unidentified plant, is described and illustrated. It is distinguished by monophialidic and polyphialidic conidiogenous cells that produce fusiform to navicular unicellular hyaline conidia with a single unbranched setula at each end, basal setula strongly curved...
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Ganoderma includes species of great economic and ecological importance, but taxonomists judge the current nomenclatural situation as chaotic and poorly studied in the neotropics. From this perspective, phylogenetic analyses inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences have aided the clarification of the genus status. In this study, 14 specimens of Ganoder...
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Ganoderma includes species of great economic and ecological importance, but taxonomists judge the current nomenclatural situation as chaotic and poorly studied in the neotropics. From this perspective, phylogenetic analyses inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences have aided the clarification of the genus status. in this study, 14 specimens of Ganoder...
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During studies on Mucorales in semiarid and littoral dune areas in the northeast of Brazil, two cultures of an Absidialike species were isolated from soil. They were characterized based on morphological, physiological and molecular data (5.8S and LSU rDNA sequences). The phylogenetic analyses of the isolates revealed that they belong to the Lichthe...
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The persistence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin URM5951 in soil of sugarcane crop and the effect of introducing it in the structure of the fungal community were checked, using the colony-forming units and the PCR-DGGE techniques. A suspension of conidia was sprayed on the surface of the soil obtained from the field. The experiment...
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Microbial population and activity can be influenced by changes in the physical and chemical conditions of the soil. The objective of this study was to compare fungal diversity under different agricultural management systems and associated differences in soil properties. This research was carried out in three areas, representing the Atlantic Forest,...
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Thirty-eight taxa of Zygomycetes distributed in 15 genera were recorded from tapir (Tapirus terrestris), camel (Camelus bactrianus), horse (Equus caballus), deer (Cervus elaphus), agouti (Dasyprocta aguti), donkey (Equus asinus), llama (Llama glama) and waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) dung collected at the Reserva Ecológica de Dois Irmãos located...
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PtSRR1 EST was previously identified in the first hours of Pisolithus tinctorius and Castanea sativa interaction. QRT-PCR confirmed PtSRR1 early expression and in silico preliminary translated peptide analysis indicated a strong probability that PtSRR1 be a transmembrane protein. These data stimulate the PtSRR1 gene research during ectomycorrhiza f...
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PtSRR1 EST was previously identified in the first hours of Pisolithus tinctorius and Castanea sativa interaction. QRT-PCR confirmed PtSRR1 early expression and in silico preliminary translated peptide analysis indicated a strong probability that PtSRR1 be a transmembrane protein. These data stimulate the PtSRR1 gene research during ectomycorrhiza f...
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No presente estudo, são apresentados os resultados sobre o levantamento da diversidade da micota das folhas em decomposição, de sete coletas bimestrais (agosto de 1997 a agosto de 1998) em ambientes terrestre e aquático localizados nas seis estações de coleta às margens da Represa do Guarapiranga, no município de São Paulo, SP. O isolamento dos fun...
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Changes in microbial community-level physiological profiles (CLPP) were investigated during decomposition of plant materials in maritime Antarctic soils from Alexander Island and Signy Island. For each soil, a series of microcosms were established and half of them amended with Deschampsia antarctica residues and the other half left unamended (contr...
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The diversity and phylogenetic relationships of fungi obtained from Antarctic soils were analysed using molecular techniques. Direct extraction of soil community DNA from two locations, Fossil Bluff (FB) and Jane Col (JC), was supplemented with isolation studies. Nucleic acids from both the community DNA and the colony extracts were PCR amplified u...
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The relationship between organic matter decomposition and changes in microbial community structure were investigated in Antarctic soils using 13C-labelled plant materials. Soils with and without labelled Deschampsia antarctica (a native Antarctic grass) were incubated for 42 days and sampled at 0, 7, 14, 21, 28 and 42 days. Changes in microbial com...
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From 2007 to 2014, specimens of Amauroderma were collected mostly in North and Northeast Brazil. Additionally, material deposited in herbaria was reviewed. The analysed specimens represented 20 species, six of them new to science: Amauroderma albostipitatum, A. floriformum, A. laccatostipitatum, A. ovisporum, A. sessile and A. subsessile. Twelve sp...

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