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Title:Isolation and characterization of a new fungal genus and species, Aphanoascella galapagosensis, from carapace keratitis of a Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra microphyes) 
Authors:Sutton, D.A; Marín, Y; Thompson, E.H, Wickes, B.L; Fu, J; García, D; Swinford, A; de Maar, T; Guarro, J. 
Year:2013 
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Volume:51 
Issue:2 
First page:113 
Last page:120 
Publisher:International Society of Human and Animal Mycology 
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Keywords:Onygenales, Aphanoascella, Aphanoascella galapagosensis, Galapagos tortoise, Keratinophyton 
Abstract:A new fungal genus and species, Aphanoascella galapagosensis, recovered from carapace keratitis in a Galapagos tortoise residing in a south Texas zoological collection, is characterized and described. The presence of a pale peridium composed of textura epidermoidea surrounded by scarce Hülle cell-like chlamydospores, and the characteristic reticulate ascospores with an equatorial rim separates it from other genera within the Onygenales. The phylogenetic tree inferred from the analysis of D1/D2 sequences demonstrates that this fungus represents a new lineage within that order. As D1/D2 and ITS sequence data also shows a further separation of Aphanoascus spp. into two monophyletic groups, we propose to retain the generic name Keratinophyton for species whose ascospores are pitted and display a conspicuous equatorial rim, and thereby propose new combinations in this genus for four Aphanoascus species. 
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Summary:Sutton, D.A; Marín, Y; Thompson, E.H, Wickes, B.L; Fu, J; García, D; Swinford, A; de Maar, T; Guarro, J. 2013. Isolation and characterization of a new fungal genus and species, Aphanoascella galapagosensis, from carapace keratitis of a Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra microphyes). Medical Mycology. 51(2):113-120 
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