Meike Piepenbring

Meike Piepenbring
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main · Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

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Additional affiliations
January 2008 - December 2009
The Autonomous University of Chiriqui
Position
  • Guest Professor
Description
  • Long term teaching activity (Langzeitdozentur) supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
January 2001 - present
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (269)
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Wood-inhabiting fungi (WIF), such as polypores, are extremely species-rich and play vital roles in the functioning of forest ecosystems as decomposers. Despite the importance of polypores, our knowledge of the diversity and distribution of these fungi is still poor in general and especially for West Africa. To advance our knowledge we here summaris...
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Nagrajomyces ( incertae sedis , Ascomycota ) is a monotypic genus with a previously unknown systematic position. In this report, two new species are proposed, Nagrajomyces fusiformis and Nagrajomyces laojunshanensis. These new taxa are proposed based on morphological characteristics evident via light microscopy and molecular data. Multi-locus phylo...
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Nolanea is a well-known and long-established subgenus of the genus Entoloma traditionally defined mainly by the mycenoid basidiocarps of the included species. Until now, revisions of this subgenus including molecular data exist only on a regional scale. In this study, the phylogeny of species of Nolanea is analysed based on multi-gene DNA sequences...
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Fungi are highly diverse organisms, which provide multiple ecosystem services. However, compared with charismatic animals and plants, the distribution patterns and conservation needs of fungi have been little explored. Here we used high‐resolution sequencing to assess endemicity patterns, global change vulnerability and conservation priority areas...
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The documentation of rust fungi in tropical Africa is very incomplete. For West Africa, 332 species of rust fungi (Pucciniales, Basidiomycota) are recorded, including only six species from Benin. By a recent survey of rust fungi in Benin, 22 specimens representing 11 species of Pucciniales were found. These species were identified based on morpholo...
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In this investigation, we propose a new species in Telimena, T. bromeliae sp. nov. growing on bromeliads with a detailed description, illustrations, and molecular characterisation based on material collected in Costa Rica and Panama. Additionally, four species of Phyllachora occurring on non-graminicolous hosts are transferred into Telimena based o...
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Hyperparasitism on plant-parasitic fungi is a widespread but rarely studied phenomenon. Here, for the first time, we compile in a checklist information provided by peer-reviewed literature for fungi growing on colonies of black mildews (Meliolales, Ascomycota), a species-rich group of tropical and subtropical plant-parasitic microfungi. The checkli...
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Kálmán Vánky (15 th of June 1930-18 th of October 2021) was arguably the most prolific researcher of smut fungi so far. He published more than 1000 taxonomic novelties, and crowned his outstanding oeuvre with the most comprehensive monograph of the smut fungi (Smut Fungi of the World) written to date.
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Understanding and describing the diversity of living organisms is a great challenge. Fungi have for a long time been, and unfortunately still are, underestimated when it comes to taxonomic research. The foundations were laid by the first mycologists through field observations. These important fundamental works have been and remain vital reference w...
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Entoloma (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) is a species-rich genus with approximately 2000 species known worldwide. In Cen- tral America, however, information about the species of this genus is sparse, despite the generally high biodiversity in this region. Recently, 124 specimens of Entoloma were collected in Panama, Chiriquí Province. In the present pu...
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In this new series of Fungal Biodiversity Profiles, the authors provide descriptions for ten new taxa: Ilytheomyces uncinatus W. Rossi & M. Leonardi, sp. n ov. (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) and several B asidiomycota: in family Entolomataceae for E ntoloma aurantioalpinum Armada, Vila, Bellanger, N oordel., Krisai & Dima, sp. n ov. and E. nigroflave...
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About 95% of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide are caused by amatoxins and phallotoxins mostly produced by species of Amanita, Galerina, and Lepiota. The genus Lepiota is supposed to include a high number of species producing amatoxins. In this study, we investigated 16 species of Lepiota based on 48 recently collected specimens for the presence...
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In this new series of Fungal Biodiversity Profiles, the authors provide descriptions for ten new taxa: Ilytheomyces uncinatus W. Rossi & M. Leonardi, sp. nov. (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) and several Basidiomycota: in family Entolomataceae for Entoloma aurantioalpinum Armada, Vila, Bellanger, Noordel., Krisai & Dima, sp. nov. and E. nigroflavescens...
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Panama forms part of the Central American biodiversity hotspot, one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world. While plants are relatively well studied in Panama, the documentation of fungal diversity is still in a pioneer phase. In this publication, four species of Agaricomycetes recently collected in Panama are described as new to...
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A Ramularia-like hyphomycete was discovered on uredinia of Phakopsora ampelopsidis on leaves of wild Ampelopsis brevipedunculata and cultivated Parthenocissus tricuspidata in several cities in Taiwan. The micromorphology of this fungicolous fungus is similar to that of species of the genus Ramularia which are mostly plant parasites but some species...
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Fungi are highly important biotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, but we still have a very limited understanding about their diversity and distribution. This data article releases a global soil fungal dataset of the Global Soil Mycobiome consortium (GSMc) to boost further research in fungal diversity, biogeography and macroecology. The datase...
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Species of the genus Russula are key components of ectomycorrhizal ecosystems worldwide. Nevertheless, their diversity in the tropics is still poorly known. This study aims to contribute to the knowledge of the diversity of Russula species classified in subsection Roseinae based on specimens recently collected in tropical montane rainforests in wes...
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The radioactive contamination of edible mushrooms increases human health hazards, especially in high mushroom collection intensity areas. Today only coarse-scale data with low spatial resolution are available, which prevents us from predicting human risk. To reduce the risk for human health, we need spatially explicit recommendations at landscape-s...
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Botanische Gärten sind struktur- und artenreiche städtische Lebensräume. Um eine umfassende Übersicht spontaner Artenvielfalt zu erhalten, wurden Nachweise wildlebender Arten im Palmengarten und im Botanischen Garten Frankfurt aus verschiedenen Quellen zusammengeführt und ausgewertet. Im Palmengarten sind bis jetzt 616, im Botanischen Garten 1897 w...
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Cercosporoid fungi (Mycosphaerellaceae, Mycosphaerellales, Ascomycota) are one of the largest and most diverse groups of hyphomycetes causing a wide range of diseases of economically important plants as well as of plants in the wild. Although more than 6000 species are known for this group, the documentation of this fungal group is far from complet...
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Species of Russula are ubiquitous members of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in tropical ecosystems. However, an important part of the total tropical diversity of this genus and its biogeo-graphic patterns is unknown due to the lack of studies on Russula in tropical ecosystems. We combined molecular, morphological, ecological, and biogeographic...
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Two specimens of Resupinatus striatulus (Pers.) Murrill recently collected in the German Black Forest National Park are described and illustrated with photographs and drawings. These are the first records in Germany since 80 years. Comparison with data of records in France, Spain and Italy based on macro-and micromorphology, ecology, and molecular...
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Since the circumscription of the genera Phyllachora and Telimena has been emended, several neotropical nongraminicolous species of Phyllachora have been transferred to Telimena, and several species of Telimena have been newly described. In order to better understand the species diversity and taxonomy of neotropical tar spot fungi, symptomatic leave...
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A high number of fungal strains were isolated from roots of Brassicaceae species collected across western and southern Europe, resulting in an unexpectedly rich collection of Cadophora species. These isolates enable us to present a new and comprehensive view of the ecological, morphological, and phylogenetic traits of root-inhabiting members of thi...
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Abstract Scientific information about biodiversity distribution is indispensable for nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. For several groups of animals and plants, such data are available, but for fungi, especially in tropical regions like West Africa, they are mostly missing. Here, information for West African count...
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The pleosporalean anamorph Hermatomyces amphisporus is recorded for the first time from the U.S.A. based on several specimens collected on Sabal minor (Arecaceae) duringmycological surveys carried out in the state of Texas. Phylogenetic analyses of novel DNA sequence data belonging to four nuclear regions (ITS rDNA, EF1-�, RBP2, �-TUB) revealed its...
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Species of the ectomycorrhizal genus Lactifluus , and often entire sections, are typically unique to a single continent. Given these biogeographic patterns, an interesting region to study their diversity is Central America and the Caribbean, since the region is closely connected to and often considered a part of the North American continent, but bi...
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Powdery mildews are common pathogens on wild elm trees as well as on planted ornamentals in Asia and Europe. The taxonomy of the powdery Erysiphe species on elms (Ulmus spp., Ulmaceae) is complicated by taxonomical changes and inconsistently labelled DNA data in databases and publications. Based on morphology and phylogenetic analysis of new collec...
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The Brachybasidiaceae are a family of 22 known species of plant-parasitic microfungi belonging to Exobasidiales, Basidiomycota. Within this family, species of the largest genus Kordyana develop balls of basidia on top of stomatal openings. Basidial cells originate from fungal stroma filling substomatal chambers. Species of Kordyana typically infect...
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A high number of fungal strains were isolated from roots of Brassicaceae species all over Europe, resulting in an unexpectedly rich collection of Cadophora species. These isolates enable us to present a new and comprehensive view of the ecological, morphological, and phylogenetic traits of root-inhabiting members of this helotialean genus. We provi...
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A high number of fungal strains were isolated from roots of Brassicaceae species collected across western and southern Europe, resulting in an unexpectedly rich collection of Cadophora species. These isolates enable us to present a new and comprehensive view of the ecological, morphological, and phylogenetic traits of root-inhabiting members of thi...
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Trametes is a globally distributed genus of white-rot polypores and well sampled in temperate and boreal areas. However, the diversity, taxonomy, and phylogenetic positions of Trametes spp. are poorly known in tropical Africa. This study aims at documenting the diversity of Trametes species in Benin (tropical Africa) and their phylogenetic position...
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Between August 2010 and December 2018 monitoring of non-lichenized fungi took place in the garden grounds of the botanical garden of Frankfurt am Main. A total of 523 collections resulted in 341 species of fungi and fungus-like organisms (Oomycota). 315 of the recorded species are new for the garden, including one new record (Diaporthe gloriosa) an...
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Bioaerosols are considered to play a relevant role in atmospheric processes, but their sources, properties, and spatiotemporal distribution in the atmosphere are not yet well characterized. In the Amazon Basin, primary biological aerosol particles (PBAPs) account for a large fraction of coarse particulate matter, and fungal spores are among the mos...
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Soil degradation can have an impact on the soil microbiota, but its specific effects on soil fungal communities are poorly understood. In this work, we studied the impact of soil degradation on the richness and diversity of communities of soil fungi, including three different degrees of degradation in Germany and Panama. Soil fungi were isolated mo...
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Based on new specimens of Myriogenospora spp. from Costa Rica and Panama, we present morphological analyses, systematic conclusions, additions to host ranges, and geographical distribution data for the two species currently classified in this genus. Myriogenospora atramentosa (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Diehl differs from Myriogenospora linearis (Rehm) J...
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Bioaerosols are considered to play a relevant role in atmospheric processes, but their sources, properties and spatio-temporal distribution in the atmosphere are not yet well characterized. In the Amazon Basin, primary biological aerosol particles (PBAP) account for a large fraction of coarse particulate matter, and fungal spores are among the most...
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Roots are associated with fungal communities that affect plant growth and health. Individual root-associated fungi have different effects on plant performance, from detrimental to beneficial, but it is barely known how their inter-species interactions determine plant fitness. Here, we evaluate in planta interactions among dominant root-colonizing f...
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During independent surveys of microfungi associated with Pinus spp. in the United States and the Czech Republic, a distinct fungus matching the generic concept of Septonema Corda was collected. It is characterized by distinctly ornamented conidiophores, branches, conidia and hyphae, ranging from verruculose to strongly verrucose with prominent roun...
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Species of tropical tar spot fungi (Phyllachorales, Ascomycota) are obligate biotrophic plant parasitic fungi associated with living leaves of a wide range of families of host plants, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions. In this study, samples of tropical tar spot fungi were collected in forests in Costa Rica and Panamá. To identify taxa, we...
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Abschätzung der Infektionswahrscheinlichkeit für Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, Zymoseptoria tritici, Puccinia triticina und Puccinia striiformis im Frühjahr Estimation of the risk of infection probability of Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, Zymoseptoria tritici, Puccinia triticina and Puccinia striiformis in spring Uwe Preiß, Paolo Racca2, Me...
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Five new species belonging to Hermatomyces (Hermatomycetaceae, Pleosporales) are described based on morphological investigations of specimens collected on rotten twigs and stems of various plants in Panama as well as phylogenetic analyses of sequence data of nuclear ribosomal and protein coding genes (EF1-α, RPB2, β-TUB). The new species are descri...
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Nomenclatural type definitions are one of the most important concepts in biological nomenclature. Being physical objects that can be re-studied by other researchers, types permanently link taxonomy (an artificial agreement to classify biological diversity) with nomenclature (an artificial agreement to name biological diversity). Two proposals to am...
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The taxonomic status and phylogenetic placement of Sporidesmium pachyanthicola in Capnodiales (Dothideomycetes) are revisited based on a specimen collected on the petiole of a dead leaf of Sabal palmetto in south Florida, U.S.A. New evidence inferred from phylogenetic analyses of nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence data together with a broad taxon sampl...
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Georatusin (1), featuring a highly reduced, methylated polyketide moiety fused to a tryptophan by an amide and ester bond forming a 13-membered ring, was produced by the soil fungus Geomyces auratus. An HMQC–COSY spectrum was measured to build up the connectivities despite the overlapping proton signals. DQF-COSY, HETLOC, J-HMBC, and ROESY were imp...
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Fungi are prolific producers of natural products routinely screened for biotechnological applications, and those living endophytically within plants attract particular attention because of their purported chemical diversity. However, the harnessing of their biosynthetic potential is hampered by a large and often cryptic phylogenetic and ecological...
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This study aims at characterizing the diversity and temporal changes of species richness and composition of fungi in an ecotone of a forest border and a meadow in the Taunus mountain range in Germany. All macroscopically visible, epigeous fungi and vascular plants were sampled monthly over three years, together with climatic variables like humidity...
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Three fungi associated with living leaves of plants are new records for Panama: Annellophora phoenicis causing leaf spots of Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae), Cercospora corniculatae (C. apii s. lat.) on living leaves of Oxalis barrelieri (Oxalidaceae) with and without discoloration, and Sclerotium coffeicola on zonate leaf spots of Annona montana (Annon...
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In 2015, 2016, and 2017, three international field schools on tropical mycology were realized in Benin by the University of Parakou, Benin, in collaboration with the University of Frankfurt, Germany. A total of 69 participants from 14 countries of tropical Africa and three different countries of Europe included 61 student participants from Africa a...
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The order Phyllachorales (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) is a group of biotrophic, obligate plant parasitic fungi with a tropical distribution and high host specificity. Traditionally two families are recognised within this order: Phyllachoraceae and Phaeochoraceae, based mostly on morphological and host characteristics. Currently, the position of the...