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Galzinia incrustans hymenium
Galzinia incrustans is a resupinate crust with a ceraceous (waxy) texture and somewhat grandinoid (bumpy) hymenophore. The orange hymenium contrasts with the whitish margin, which spreads across the substrate as radiating hyphae. [Photo source: Alden Dirks, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license via Mushroom Observer]
Galzinia incrustans growing on the pore surface of a conk
This specimen of Galzinia incrustans was collected at the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area on the pore surface of a conk. It is unclear whether it was just using the conk as a perch to better spread its spores or if it was actually digesting the polypore and extracting nutrition. [Photo source: Alden Dirks, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license via Mushroom Observer]

Galzinia incrustans is a member of the Corticiaceae family from the order Corticiales. A study of a post-fire Swedish Pinus sylvestris forest found this species, described as a white-rot fungus, growing on charred wood substrate and was shown to increase in abundance after 2 years (Olsson & Jonsson 2010).

It was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project. The 1000 Fungal Genomes Project aims to fill in gaps in the Fungal Tree of Life by sequencing at least two reference genomes from the more than 500 recognized families of Fungi. This project additionally aims to inform research on plant-microbe interactions, microbial emission and capture of greenhouse gases, and environmental metagenomic sequencing.

References

  • Jörgen Olsson and Bengt Gunnar Jonsson. (2010). Restoration fire and wood-inhabiting fungi in a Swedish Pinus sylvestris forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 259(10):1971-1980.