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Micarea soralifera sp. nov., a new sorediate species in the M. prasina group

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 May 2016

Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 59, PL-80-308 Gdańsk, Poland. Email:
Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszów, Ćwiklińskiej 1a, PL-35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
Institute of Biology, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Świętokrzyska 15, PL-25-406 Kielce, Poland
Martin KUKWA
Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Protection, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 59, PL-80-308 Gdańsk, Poland


Micarea soralifera sp. nov., a new sorediate species belonging to the M. prasina group, is characterized by soralia developing directly from the endoxylic thallus or small external areoles, as well as the presence of micareic acid. Phylogenetic analyses of mtSSU rDNA sequences have shown that its closest relative is M. subviridescens. ITS rDNA sequence, a marker proposed as the universal barcoding region of fungi, was generated from the holotype.

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