A new Leptographium species associated with the northern spruce engraver, Ips perturbatus, in western Canada

Sepideh Massoumi Alamouti, Jae-Jin Kim, Colette Breuil

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Abstract

An undescribed Leptographium species was isolated from the spruce-infesting bark beetle Ips perturbatus collected from felled spruce trees and logs in northern British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Morphologically, this fungus is similar to L. abietinum and L. hughesii but differed in a number of characteristics (e.g. the arrangement of its conidiophores). The fungus grew optimally at 25 C on 2% malt-extract agar and showed a high level of tolerance to cycloheximide. Comparison of rDNA and β-tubulin gene sequences also confirmed that this Leptographium species represents an undescribed taxon. Thus we described it as a new species, Leptographium fruticetum sp. nov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-160
Number of pages12
JournalMycologia
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 29
Externally publishedYes

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Ips perturbatus
Leptographium
Canada
Picea
Yukon Territory
Fungi
fungus
new species
British Columbia
Beetles
Cycloheximide
Tubulin
Ribosomal DNA
agar
bark
Agar
beetle
malt extract
fungi
conidiophores

Keywords

  • β-tubulin
  • Fruticetum
  • Fungi
  • Ips
  • ITS2
  • Leptographium
  • LSU
  • Ophiostomatoid
  • Perturbatus
  • Phylogeny
  • rDNA
  • Spruce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science

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A new Leptographium species associated with the northern spruce engraver, Ips perturbatus, in western Canada. / Alamouti, Sepideh Massoumi; Kim, Jae-Jin; Breuil, Colette.

In: Mycologia, Vol. 98, No. 1, 29.06.2006, p. 149-160.

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Alamouti, Sepideh Massoumi ; Kim, Jae-Jin ; Breuil, Colette. / A new Leptographium species associated with the northern spruce engraver, Ips perturbatus, in western Canada. In: Mycologia. 2006 ; Vol. 98, No. 1. pp. 149-160.
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