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Chaetothyriales sp. MNA-CCFEE 5317 grown on MEA. Images courtesy of Laura Selbmann.
Chaetothyriales sp. MNA-CCFEE 5317 grown on MEA. Images courtesy of Laura Selbmann.

Chaetothyriales sp. MNA-CCFEE 5317

Chaetothyriales sp. has been isolated from the thallus of Umbilicaria decussata in Antarctica (Vegetation Island, 74.7897° S, 163.6360° E). A formal description is pending.

This new taxa is a member of the order Chaetothyriales (class Eurotiomyces, phylum Ascomycota) and was sequenced as part of the Shed light in The daRk lineagES of the Fungal Tree Of Life, (STRES) project. STRES aims to fill in gaps in the Fungal Tree of Life by sequencing at least 96 reference genomes from the group of black fungi. This project additionally aims to: i) gain insights into the evolutionary processes allowing Black fungi to successfully adapt to extremes and ii) clarify their role in the functioning ecosystems.  

Reference:

Selbmann, L., Benkő, Z., Coleine, C., De Hoog, S., Donati, C., Druzhinina, I., ... & Stajich, J. E. (2020). Shed light in the dark lineages of the fungal tree of life—stres. Life, 10(12), 362.