(Henninger & Windisch) Q.M. Wang, Begerow, F.Y. Bai & Boekhout, Studies in Mycology 81: 81 (2015)
Moesziomyces Vanky, Bot. Notiser 130: 133. 1977. emend. Q.M. Wang, Begerow, F.Y. Bai & Boekhout.
Moesziomyces bullatus (J. Schröt.) Vanky Botaniska Notiser 130: 133 (1977)
Moesziomyces aphidis (Henninger & Windisch) Q.M. Wang, Begerow, F.Y. Bai & Boekhout, Studies in Mycology 81: 81 (2015)
≡ Sterigmatomyces aphidis Henninger & Windisch, Archives of Microbiology 105: 50 (1975)
≡ Pseudozyma aphidis (Henninger & Windisch) Boekhout, Journal of General and Applied Microbiology Tokyo 41 (4): 364 (1995)
Index Fungorum Number: 812715 Faceoffungi Number:N/A
The hyphae in the genus Moesziomyces occur usually with retraction septa, and the cytoplasm in the cells is separated by lysed cells. Fusiform blastoconidia occur on sterigma–like denticles and may form an aerial mycelium made up of branched, acropetal chains of conidia. Chlamydospores may be present, but ballistoconidia are absent. The colonies are whitish, pinkish, orange, or brownish–yellow, usually dimorphic with the central part yeast–like, and the margin fringed with hyphae. A thin aerial mycelium is usually present, which toward the margin may become zonate. The cells of M. aphidis, after undergoing growth on 5% malt extract agar for five days at 17° C, appear as fusiform, variable in size, and contain many oil droplets. Specimens of M. aphidis were collected from water samples and Rhizophora mangle leaves at different salinities along the Perequê River, located in a mangrove swamp area at Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso, Cananéia municipality, São Paulo State, Brazil.
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