Hypocrea

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Hypocrea

Post by marksteer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:03 pm

This is a genus that I have only recently 'discovered' which has 25 species listed on FRDBI but more to come! They come in a variety of forms with teleomorph and anomorph stages . Anomorph stage - genus Trichoderma!
One that has been found locally is possibly Hypocrea aureoviridis. On fallen ivy encrusted willow in damp scrub woodland (VC41). 3-4mm roundish yellow 'pustules' with brown 'dots' . Photos x10 and x60 USB microscope (sorry about quality!). Brian Douglas at Kew has suggested this as a possibility based on initial photo but I think microscope work will be necessary to be certain.
Also found recently in VC41 is possibly H.britdanie only 3 UK records and not on FRDBI. Specimen with Brian at Kew. Superficially seems to appear similar to some Hypocreopsis spp. (well to me!)
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Re: Hypocrea

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:51 am

Hi
we are fortunate that Walter Jaklitsch (University of Vienna) has done a lot of work on these. Some of us were fortunate to hear him read a paper on them at the 2011 BMS Ascomycete Workshop here in Yorkshire.
These are of absolute importance in getting a grip on this tricky group:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757427/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3189789/

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Re: Hypocrea

Post by marksteer » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:01 am

Chris Yeates wrote:Hi
we are fortunate that Walter Jaklitsch (University of Vienna) has done a lot of work on these. Some of us were fortunate to hear him read a paper on them at the 2011 BMS Ascomycete Workshop here in Yorkshire.
These are of absolute importance in getting a grip on this tricky group:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757427/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3189789/

Chris
Hi, Many thanks for the links. I will have a read through the papers when I have time. I think that quite a lot of the content will be difficult for my level of knowledge but I will persevere!
Mark
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