Fennellia flavipes and Neosartorya stramenia , two new records from Japan

Mycoscience (Impact Factor: 1.42). 07/1994; 35(2):175-178. DOI: 10.1007/BF02318496


Two interesting species of cleistothecial Ascomycetes withAspergillus anamorphs are described:Fennellia flavipes andNeosartorya stramenia. Both species were isolated from soil smaples collected in 1992 as a new record to Japan.

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    • "walled hyphae , and ascospores that are hyaline to pale yellow and smooth - walled with an inconspicuous equatorial groove or ridge . The sexual stage of F . flavipes differs from that of A . terreus by the presence of elongate or helical hü lle cells surrounding cleisto - thecia and by asci that are mostly four - spored ( Wiley and Fennell 1973 , Yaguchi et al . 1994 ) ."
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    • "It is easily distinguished from the new species in its slow growth habits on CzA and CYA, smaller ascomata (50-175/~m in diam), larger ascospores (6.5-7.5 x 4-5 ffm incl. crests) with two well separated equatorial crests, and globose conidia (Raper and Fennell, 1965; Yaguchi et al., 1994a). "
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