Molecular characterization of stinkhorn fungus Aseroë coccinea Imazeki et Yoshimi ex Kasuya 2007 (Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Phallales) from India

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Vivek Bobade
Neelesh Dahanukar


In this note we provide the first report of stinkhorn fungus Aseroë coccinea from northern Western Ghats of India and first report of this species from outside its type locality in Japan. In addition to the morphological characters, we also provide sequences for two molecular markers and provide a phylogenetic tree, which questions the generic position of the species. Our report highlights the need for more exploratory surveys for understanding diversity, distribution and taxonomy of Phallales and in general fungal diversity of India.

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Vivek Bobade, Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005, India.

Department of Microbiology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005, Maharashtra, India.

Neelesh Dahanukar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411008, India.

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