Abradeosporangium, a new genus of Mucorales (Fungi: Zygomycetes) from India

  • Subrahmanyam A
  • Sri A
  • Raju V
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Abradeosporangium, a new genus of Mucorales with its type species A. variosporum, is described from India. The new genus is distinct in producing dimorphic sporangia and multispored, acolumellate and globose macrosporangia with persistent, thin peridium. Sparingly, portions of the sporangial wall at the top and bottom of the sporangia are dissolved at maturity to release the sporangiospores whilst, in its close ally Gilbertella, the sporangium breaks open via a longitudinal suture. Further, the smaller sporangia (microsporangia) are without a longitudinal suture and produce variable number of spores. The sporangiospores are pale brown, longitudinally striated without any appendages. Besides, the new genus produces neither rhizoids nor zygospores.

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Subrahmanyam, A., Sri, A. S., & Raju, V. S. (2010). Abradeosporangium, a new genus of Mucorales (Fungi: Zygomycetes) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2(10), 1219–1222. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.o2374.1219-22

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