A new species of Melanochaeta from Kenya
Mugambi G.K. &; Huhndorf S.M. (2008). A new species of Melanochaeta from Kenya.
Sydowia 60 (2): 261–266
Melanochaeta taitensis is described as a new species from Kenya. It is distinguished from the other known species of Melanochaeta by having large, 3-septate, strongly curved ascospores. Phylogenetic analyses of nuclear 28S large subunit (LSU) sequences including the new species and Kenyan collections of Melanochaeta hemipsila support its separation from other species in the genus.
Keywords: 28S nrLSU, anamorph, molecular phylogeny, Sporoschisma.