EMENDED DESCRIPTION Of BaBjEvia vAN DER WAlT AND M.T. SMITh, ANTONIE vAN lEEuWENhOEk 67(2): 178 .1995. EMEND. A. YAMAzAkI AND h. kAWASAkI
MycoBank number: MB 27435; Index Fungorum number: IF 27435; Facesoffungi number: FoF;
Synonym: Dipodascopsis L.R. Batra and Millner, in Subra- manian, Taxonomy of Fungi (Proc. Int. Symp. Madras, 1973) 1:209. 1978
The genus Dipodascopsis was located on two separate branches in the phylogenetic trees based on the concatenated sequences of the four genes SSU, LSU rDNA, MtSm and TEF1-α, despite the shared morphological characteristics such as forming true hyphae, acicular asci and allantoid ascospores . The species Dipodascopsis anomala was first reported as Lipomyces anomalus because it produce 4–30 ascospores in its sac-like ascus, and was also described as sometimes producing ascospores in pseudohyphae or in cells with a large number of buds . Later, the genus Babjevia was proposed because L. anomalus had different structures in the ascosporal wall and septal pores from the species of Lipomyces starkeyi, Dipodascopsis tothii and Dipodascopsis uninucleate . In this study, the morpho- logical characteristics of producing ascospores in their pseudohyphae among the species related to D. anomala were found, indicating that species in the D. anomala clade should be transferred from the genus Dipodascopsis to the genus Babjevia. The original description was emended to include producing ascospores in its pseudohyphae.
Type species: Babjevia anomala (Babeva and Gorin) Van der Walt and M.T. Smith, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 67(2): 178. 1995.