Cercophora Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 244 (1870)

MycoBank number: MB 906; Index Fungorum number: IF 906; Facesoffungi number: FoF14647; 63 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 30 species with sequence data.

Type speciesCercophora mirabilis Fuckel

NotesCercophora has globose to subglobose ascomata, cylindrical asci with a subapical globule and oblong ascospores with appendages at each end (Fuckel 1870). Members of Cercophora nested in the lasiosphaeriaceous complex based on multi-gene analysis (Huhndorf et al. 2004b, Kruys et al. 2015; Fig. 23).

Figure 23 – Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis based on combined LSU, ITS, tub2 and rpb2 sequence data of Sordariales. Related sequences were taken from Wang et al. (2016b). Two hundred and fifty-seven strains are included in the combined analyses which comprised 2717 characters (855 characters for LSU, 480 characters for ITS, 860 characters for tub2, 522 characters for rpb2) after alignment. Members of Amphisphaeriales are used as outgroup taxa. Single gene analyses were carried out and the phylogenies were similar in topology and clade stability. The best RAxML tree with a final likelihood value of -59082.079074 is presented. Estimated base frequencies were as follows: A = 0.238795, C = 0.266829, G = 0.275292, T = 0.219085; substitution rates AC = 1.483472, AG = 3.436969, AT = 1.859704, CG = 1.064423, CT = 6.934931, GT = 1.000000; gamma distribution shape parameter a = 0.757314. Bootstrap support values for ML greater than 50% are given near the nodes. Ex-type strains are in bold. The newly generated sequences are indicated in blue.

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Figure 23 – Continued.


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