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Pericystis Betts (1912)

ASCOSPHAERA is a genus of fungi in the family Ascosphaeraceae . It was described in 1955 by mycologists Charles F. Splitoir and Lindsay S. Olive . Members of the genus are insect pathogens. The type species , A. apis , causes chalkbrood disease in honey bees . The reproductive ascospores of the fungus are produced within a unique structure, the spore cyst, or sporocyst.

SPECIES

* A. acerosa * A. aggregata * A. apis * A. asterophora * A. atra * A. callicarpa * A. celerrima * A. cinnamomea * A. duoformis * A. fimicola * A. flava * A. fusiformis * A. larvis * A. major * A. naganensis * A. osmophila * A. parasitica * A. pollenicola * A. proliperda * A. scaccaria * A. solina * A. subcuticularis * A. tenax * A. torchioi * A. variegata * A. verrucosa * A. xerophila

REFERENCES

* ^ Betts AD. (1912). "A bee-hive fungus, Pericystis alvei, gen. et sp. nov". Annals of Botany. 26 (3): 795–800. * ^ Spiltoir CF, Olive LS (1955). "A reclassification of the genus Pericystis Betts". Mycologia. 47 (2): 238–44. doi :10.2307/3755414 .

* ^ Capinera JL. (2008). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-4020-6242-1 . * ^ Wynns, A.A.; Jensen, A.B.; Eilenberg, J.; James, R. (2012), "'ASCOSPHAERA SUBGLOBOSA, A NEW SPORE CYST FUNGUS FROM NORTH AMERICA ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOLITARY BEE MEGACHILE ROTUNDATA", MYCOLOGIA, 104 (1): 108–114, DOI :10.3852/10-047 , PMID 21828215 * ^ 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
PLoS ONE
. 8 (9): e73419. doi :10.1371/journal.pone.0073419 . PMC 3783469  . PMID 24086280 .

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