Novel taxa in Cladochytriales (Chytridiomycota): Karlingiella (gen. nov.) and Nowakowskiella crenulata (sp. nov.).

Research paper by Gustavo H GH Jerônimo, Ana L AL Jesus, D Rabern DR Simmons, Timothy Y TY James, Carmen L A CLA Pires-Zottarelli

Indexed on: 20 Aug '19Published on: 24 Apr '19Published in: Mycologia


Six Nowakowskiella species from Brazil were identified and purified on corn meal agar (CMA) plus glucose and Peptonized Milk-Tryptone-Glucose (PmTG) media and placed into a phylogenetic framework for the genus. New sequence data are presented for four species: N. elongata, N. multispora, and N. ramosa and the new species N. crenulata. Our maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of combined 18S, 5.8S, and 28S subunits of nuc rDNA showed that Nowakowskiella is not a monophyletic clade because of the position of Nowakowskiella elongata, which is more related to Cladochytrium. We reclassify N. elongata as the type of a new genus, Karlingiella.