This issue is dedicated to John Webster, a former President of the International Mycological Association, and twice President of the British Mycological Society. It includes 17 papers from close colleagues, former students, and other mycologists. A list of John Webster's scientific publications is also provided.
Mycological Research News contains: A tribute to John Webster: holomycologist extraordinaire; John Webster: reflections; Fire, hypogeous fungi and mycophagous marsupials; and Palaeopyrenomycites devonicus: a 400 Myr old pyrenomycete.
The research papers address conidiogenesis types in Agaricales (with a key), and provide an overview of propagule types in Ingoldian fungi, observations on helicoid aero-aquatic conidia, a synopsis of Pseudaegerita, a polyphasic approach to classification in Rosellinia, and a study on Basifimbria aurea. Molecular phylogenetic methods are used to provide a reappraisal of the Lulworthiales, justify the re-introduction of the entomopathogenic genus Isaria, and investigate Phragmidium rusts on dog roses. The endophyte Acremomium zeae produces antifungal compounds, and the production of sordarin in Podospora pleiospora is examined. Other contributions address stipe elongation biomechanics in Coprinopsis cinerea, endophytic fungi of cacti, and septa in Peronosporaceae.
The following new scientific names are introduced in this issue: Lulwoana and Lulwoidea gens. nov.; Pseudaegerita conifera, and P. websteri spp. nov.; Isaria cateniannulata (syn. Paecilomyces cateniannulatus), I. cateniobliqua (syn. P. cateniobliquus), I. coleopterora (syn. P. coleopterorus), I. ghanensis (syn. P. ghanensis), I. javanica (syn. Spicaria javanica), Kohlmeyeriella crassa (syn. Lulworthia crassa), Lulwoana uniseptata (syn. Lulworthia septata, and Lulwoidea lignoarenaria (syn. Lulworthia lignoarenaria) combs. nov.