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Podospora decipiens PSN293
Podospora decipiens PSN293 asci. Photo credit: Philippe Silar.

Podospora decipiens PSN293 Minimal Draft

Podospora decipiens, also known as Rhypophila decipiens, is a coprophilous fungus known for producing several secondary metabolites with antifungal activity (1,2). It is considered very common on dung and it is globally distributed, especially in temperate and subtropical areas (3). It belongs to the family Naviculisporaceae (4). The species is homothallic and fruits easily on artificial media. The sequenced strain of Podospora decipiens PSN293 was isolated from donkey dung collected in Blesle, Auvergne, France.


(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) Weber, H. A., Baenziger, N. C., & Gloer, J. B. (1988). Podosporin A: A novel antifungal metabolite from the coprophilous fungus Podospora decipiens (Wint.) Niessl. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 53(19), 4567-4569.
(3) Che, Y., Gloer, J. B., Koster, B., & Malloch, D. (2002). Decipinin A and decipienolides A and B: new bioactive metabolites from the coprophilous fungus Podospora decipiens. Journal of Natural Products, 65(6), 916-919.
(4) Richardson, M. J. (2008). Coprophilous fungi from the Greek Aegean islands. Mycologia Balcanica, 5(1-2), 23-32.