This issue of Mycological Research News features: Electronic manuscript submission and tracking; and Sex and stress in soil fungi.
Fifteen papers are presented. Molecular papers concern sebacinoid ectomycorrhizal fungi, relationships of the daisy rust Puccinia distincta, variability in Crinipellis perniciosa, the VCP1 protease in Pochonia chlamydosporia, and Venturia on poplars in the Pacific north-west.
The interactions of nematophagous fungi are explored, the effects of the mycoparasite Sphaerellopsis filum on Melampsora larici-epitea studied, and the action of mycoparasites on Sphaerotheca fusca examined. Effects of sugars on Tuber borchii mycelial growth are compared, and the dispersal role of cage-like ascomatal peridia is documented.
Taxonomic papers are concerned with Parmulariaceae, tropical polypores, and the lichenized hyphomycete genus Cheiromycina. In addition, four fossil fungi are described from amber deposits: three coelomycetes and the earliest report of a myxogastroid slime mould.
New scientific names introduced in this part are: Asteromites, Leptostromites, Leptothyrites, Mintera, Perenniporiella, and Viegasella gens. nov.; Arcyria sulcata, Asteromites mexicanus, Cheiromycina ananas, C. globosa, Leptostromites ellipticus, Leptothyrites dominicanus, P. pendula, and Venturia inopina spp. nov.; M. reticulata (syn. Parmularia reticulata), P. micropora (syn. Perenniporia micropora), P. neofulva (syn. Polyporus neofulvus), and Viegasolla pulchella (syn. Schneepia pulchella) combs.nov.