A New Species of Melanospora on Truffles From China

Mycologia. Nov-Dec 2012;104(6):1433-42. doi: 10.3852/11-338. Epub 2012 Jun 8.

Abstract

The new species Melanospora subterranea is described from China, based on morphological and phylogenetic analyses. This is the first record of Melanospora species parasitizing Chinese black and white truffles (Tuber indicum and T. huidongense), and its host range indicates that the new species might be a disease threat to commercially exploited European truffles including Tuber melanosporum and Tuber magnatum. Apparent polyphyly within the Ceratostomataceae can be explained at least in part by inadvertent sequencing of the host fungus instead of the parasite.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ascomycota / classification*
  • Ascomycota / cytology
  • Ascomycota / genetics
  • Ascomycota / physiology*
  • Base Sequence
  • China
  • DNA, Fungal / chemistry
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fruiting Bodies, Fungal / classification
  • Fruiting Bodies, Fungal / cytology
  • Fruiting Bodies, Fungal / genetics
  • Host Specificity*
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Spores, Fungal / classification
  • Spores, Fungal / cytology
  • Spores, Fungal / genetics

Substances

  • DNA, Fungal
  • DNA, Ribosomal

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JN247804