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Podospora setosa
Podospora setosa. Photo credit: Philippe Silar

Podospora setosa CBS 892.96 Minimal Draft

This strain, initially erroneously attributed to Podospora brasiliensis, actually belongs to Podospora setosa based on ITS sequences and on the number of ascospores per ascus (128 spores per ascus for P. setosa versus 64 spores per ascus for P. brasiliensis). Podospora setosa is a homothallic, coprophilous (1,2), telluric (2) and endophytic (3) fungus. It is a close relative of the model fungus Podospora anserina and belongs to the Podosporaceae family, within the Sordariales order (2). Podospora setosa is globally distributed and can be isolated from dung from a wide variety of animals (1,3,4,5,6,7,8). Strain CBS 892.96 was isolated from a Pandanus sp. leaf of a primary montane forest in the Owen Stanley Range, Papua New Guinea.

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