First record of the fungal genus Neodevriesia Quaedvl. & Crous (Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes, Neodevriesiaceae) isolated from scleractinian corals of Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Latest Articles from Biodiversity Data Journal 2022-05-18


Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e81533

DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.10.e81533

Authors: Li Chuen Lee, Mohammed Rizman-Idid, Siti Aisyah Alias, Kishneth Palaniveloo, Haifeng Gu

Abstract: Fungal species members of the genus Neodevriesia have been known to occur in marine environments. This report documents the first record of the fungal genus Neodevriesia isolated from scleractinian corals. Three isolated strains were identified from a phylogenetic tree that was constructed, based on the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and partial large subunit (ITS + LSU) DNA sequences. Isolates were closely related to both Neodevriesia shakazului (Crous) Crous and Neodevriesia queenslandica (Crous, R.G. Shivas & McTaggart) Crous, but formed a distinct clade with strong support that implies a potentially genetic variant of a known species or even a novel species. These findings contribute to the fungal diversity checklist in Malaysia and knowledge about marine fungi associated with scleractinian corals.





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05/18/2022, 07:26

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05/18/2022, 09:56