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Massariosphaeria phaeospora on minimal medium.
Massariosphaeria phaeospora on minimal medium.
Image Credit: David Culley.
Massariosphaeria phaeospora on Yeast extract-Malt extract medium.
Massariosphaeria phaeospora on Yeast extract-Malt extract medium.
Image Credit: David Culley.

Massariosphaeria phaeospora is a member of the order Pleosporales (Dothideomycetes) and 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 gasses, and environmental metagenomic sequencing.
Dothideomycetes is the largest and most diverse class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises 11 orders, 90 families, 1300 genera, and over 19000 known species. Previous studies have suggested that Massariosphaeria is not monophyletic (Wang et.al. 2007). The phyogenetic placement of Massariosphaeria phaeospora within the Pleosporales is unresolved.

References:
Wang HK, Aptroot A, Crous PW, Hyde KD, Jeewon R. The polyphyletic nature of Pleosporales: an example from Massariosphaeria based on rDNA and RBP2 gene phylogenies. Mycol Res. 2007 Nov;111(Pt 11):1268-76.