Proposed nomenclature for Pseudallescheria, Scedosporium and related genera

Michaela Lackner, G. Sybren de Hoog, Günter Rambach, Cornelia Speth, Vincent Robert, Walter Buzina, Sharon Chen, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, José F. Cano-Lira, Josep Guarro, Josepa Gené, Fabiola Fernández Silva, Liyue Yang, Rosa Haido, Gerhard Haase, Vladimir Havlicek, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Jacques F. Meis, Ferry Hagen, Martin KirchmairJohannes Rainer, Katharina Schwabenbauer, Mirjam Zoderer, Leandro Ferreira Moreno, Wieland Meyer, Felix Gilgado, Vania A. Vicente, Elena Piecková, Monika Regenermel, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann, Xisto Wellington de Alencar, Françoise Symoens, Sarah A. Ahmed, Kathrin Tintelnot, Krzysztof Ulfig, Aristea Velegraki, Anna Maria Tortorano, Sandrine Giraud, Sara Mina, Kinga Rigler-Hohenwarter, Fernando L. Hernando, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Aize Pellon, Fritz Andreas, Jashanpreet Kaur, Eliana Barreto Bergter, Jardel Vieira de Meirelles, Ingrid Dutra da Silva, Laurence Delhaes, Ana Alastruey-Izquerdo, Ruo-yu Li, Qiaoyun Lu, Tarek Moussa, Omar Almaghrabi, Josef Kaltseis, Hassan Al-Zahrani, Gen Okada, Shuwen Deng, Wangqing Liao, Jingsi Zeng, Jouni Issakainen, Livia Cristina Liporagi Lopes, Markus Nagl, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Brigitte Risslegger

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Abstract

As a result of fundamental changes in the International Code of Nomenclature on the use of separate names for sexual and asexual stages of fungi, generic names of many groups should be reconsidered. Members of the ECMM/ISHAM working group on Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium infections herein advocate a novel nomenclature for genera and species in Pseudallescheria, Scedosporium and allied taxa. The generic names Parascedosporium, Lomentospora, Petriella, Petriellopsis, and Scedosporium are proposed for a lineage within Microascaceae with mostly Scedosporium anamorphs producing slimy, annellidic conidia. Considering that Scedosporium has priority over Pseudallescheria and that Scedosporium prolificans is phylogenetically distinct from the other Scedosporium species, some name changes are proposed. Pseudallescheria minutispora and Petriellidium desertorum are renamed as Scedosporium minutisporum and S. desertorum, respectively. Scedosporium prolificans is renamed as Lomentospora prolificans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalFungal Diversity
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Graphium
  • Lomentospora
  • Petriella
  • Scedosporium apiospermum complex
  • Microascaceae
  • Nomenclature

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