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Morphology, zoospore ultrastructure, and phylogenetic position of Polyphlyctis willoughbyi, a new species in Chytridiales (Chytridiomycota).

A new interesting article has been published in Fungal Biol. 2018 Dec;122(12):1171-1183. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2018.08.003. Epub 2018 Aug 24. and titled:

Morphology, zoospore ultrastructure, and phylogenetic position of Polyphlyctis willoughbyi, a new species in Chytridiales (Chytridiomycota).

Authors of this article are:

Letcher PM, Powell MJ.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The purpose of our research is to investigate the morphology, zoospore ultrastructure, and molecular phylogenetic placement of a chytrid from Australia. From a survey of chytrid fungi in New South Wales, Australia, we isolated strain PL AUS 026 and putatively identified it as Polyphlyctis unispina. Light microscopic evaluation determined strain PL AUS 026 to be similar to two other strains of P. unispina characterized in the literature but to have a more complex thallus than that of the type. Molecular phylogenetic analyses placed our strain as sister of or basal to Chytridiaceae, Chytridiales. Ultrastructural analysis of the zoospore of strain PL AUS 026 revealed unique features. On the basis of our analyses we designate strain PL AUS 026 as a new species, Polyphlyctis willoughbyi. This research extends our concept of Chytridiaceae systematics and ultrastructural variation in the Chytridiales zoospore.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Chytridiomycetes;Kinetosome-associated structure (KAS);Phylogeny;Systematics;Taxonomy

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