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Cladorrhinum samala PSN324 growing on artificial medium. Photo credit: Philippe Silar.
Cladorrhinum samala PSN324 growing on artificial medium. Photo credit: Philippe Silar.

Cladorrhinum was initially defined as an asexual genus, but recently it was re-attributed to some species of the Podosporaceae family (1), including sexual ones, while the Podospora genus was attributed to other species from a distinct lineage. However, there is an ongoing proposal to change the type of Podospora, which will impact nomenclature of Podosporaceae (2). Pending resolution of the actual type for Podospora, isolate PSN324 remains part of Cladorrhinum since it does not produce sexual structures in culture. Likely, it is heterothallic and PSN324 needs thus to be mated to a compatible isolate to reproduce sexually. The sequenced strain of Cladorrhinum sp. PSN324 was isolated from soil in Haifa, Israel.

References:

(1) Ament-Velásquez, S. L., H. Johannesson, et al. (2020). "The taxonomy of the model filamentous fungus Podospora anserina." MycoKeys 75: 51-69.
(2) Vogan, A. A., A. N. Miller, et al. (2021). "(2803) Proposal to change the conserved type of Podospora, nom. cons.(Ascomycota)." Taxon 70(2): 429-430.