Ascosphaera

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Ascosphaera
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Ascomycota
Class:Eurotiomycetes
Order:Onygenales
Family:Ascosphaeraceae
Genus:Ascosphaera
L.S.Olive & Spiltoir (1955)
Type species
Ascosphaera apis
(Maasen ex Claussen) L.S.Olive & Spiltoir (1955)
Synonyms

Pericystis Betts (1912)[1]

 
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Ascosphaera
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Ascomycota
Class:Eurotiomycetes
Order:Onygenales
Family:Ascosphaeraceae
Genus:Ascosphaera
L.S.Olive & Spiltoir (1955)
Type species
Ascosphaera apis
(Maasen ex Claussen) L.S.Olive & Spiltoir (1955)
Synonyms

Pericystis Betts (1912)[1]

Ascosphaera is a genus of fungi in the family Ascosphaeraceae. It was described in 1955 by mycologists Charles F. Splitoir and Lindsay S. Olive.[2] Members of the genus are insect pathogens. The type species, A. apis, causes chalkbrood disease in honey bees.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Betts AD. (1912). "A bee-hive fungus, Pericystis alvei, gen. et sp. nov.". Annals of Botany 26 (3): 795–800. 
  2. ^ Spiltoir CF, Olive LS. (1955). "A reclassification of the genus Pericystis Betts". Mycologia 47 (2): 238–44. doi:10.2307/3755414. 
  3. ^ Capinera JL. (2008). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-4020-6242-1. 
  4. ^ Wynns AA, Jensen AB, Eilenberg J. (2013). "Ascosphaera callicarpa, a new species of bee-loving fungus, with a key to the genus for Europe". PLoS ONE 8 (9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073419.  open access publication - free to read

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