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ScienceAsia 42 (2016): 171-177 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2016.42.171

Two new records of the resupinate polypore fungi, Ceriporia cystidiata and Macrohyporia dictyopora, in Thailand

Ponlada Permpornsakula, Sehanat Prasongsuka, Pongtharin Lotrakula, Douglas E. Eveleighb, Donald Y. Kobayashic, Sheng Hua Wud, Tsuyoshi Imaie, Hunsa Punnapayaka,*

ABSTRACT:     Wood-inhabiting resupinate polypore fungi are abundant and widely distributed in tropical forests of Thailand. In our survey, Ceriporia cystidiata and Macrohyporia dictyopora were found in Thailand for the first time. Identification was based on morphological characteristics and DNA sequences of internal transcribed spacers and large subunit (LSU) nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. The initial phylogenetic analyses showed that C. cystidiata clustered as a sister clade to C. lacerata, and M. dictyopora was placed firmly in the phlebioid clade.

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a Plant Biomass Utilization Research Unit, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
b Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, USA
c Department of Plant Biology and Pathology School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
d Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung 404, Taiwan
e Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi, 755-8611, Japan

* Corresponding author, E-mail: phunsa@chula.ac.th

Received 23 Jun 2015, Accepted 0 0000