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Diplogelasinospora grovesii CBS 340.73 growing on carrot agar. Photo credit: Philippe Silar.
Diplogelasinospora grovesii CBS 340.73 growing on carrot agar. Photo credit: Philippe Silar.

The genus Diplogelasinospora was formerly placed inside the family Sordariaceae, but has recently been relocated into Diplogelasinosporaceae (1). Species of this genus are characterized by two-celled ascospores and the presence of an asexual morph producing arthroconidia (2,3). The chemical industry has a special interest in Diplogelasinospora grovesii as a biocatalyst and as a provider of pharmaceutical compounds (4,5). Strain CBS 340.73 was isolated from a soil sample from a beet field in the Hokkaido island, Japan.

References:

(1) Marin-Felix, Y., A. N. Miller, et al. (2020). "Re-Evaluation of the Order Sordariales: Delimitation of Lasiosphaeriaceae s. str., and Introduction of the New Families Diplogelasinosporaceae, Naviculisporaceae, and Schizotheciaceae." Microorganisms 8(9): 1430.

(2) Cain, R. F. (1961). Anixiella and Diplogelasinospora, two genera with cleistothecia and pitted ascospores. Canadian Journal of Botany, 39(7), 1667-1677.

(3) Udagawa, S., & Horie, Y. (1972). Diplogelasinospora and its conidial state. Journal of Japanese botany.

(4) Fujimoto, H., Nagano, J., Yamaguchi, K., & Yamazaki, M. (1998). Immunosuppressive components from an ascomycete, Diplogelasinospora grovesii. Chemical and pharmaceutical bulletin, 46(3), 423-429.

(5) Carballeira, J. D., Valmaseda, M., Alvarez, E., & Gago, J. S. (2004). Gongronella butleri, Schizosaccharomyces octosporus and Diplogelasinospora grovesii: novel microorganisms useful for the stereoselective reduction of ketones. Enzyme and microbial technology, 34(6), 611-623.