This issue of Mycological Research News points out that Micropeltopsis quinquinecladiopsis belongs in Lichenopeltella, and features a record number of ascomycetes found on a single tree in Papua New Guinea, and the rules of fungal melanins.
This part of Mycological Research includes 14 papers. The first reports the transformation of the endophyte Neotyphoidium lolii with a green fluorescent protein gene. Molecular systematic studies clarify generic and species concepts in Phaeoacremonium and Phaeomoniella, reassess Neofabraea species, compare species of Hypoxylon and allied genera, clarify the identities of Oidium powdery mildews on tomato, and provide evidence for the reproductive mode in Phellinus nigrolimitatus.
The intracellular peptidases and proteinases of Serpula lacrymans have been investigated, and conidial discharge in Erynia neoaphidis examined.
Developmental studies are reported on apothecia of Pyrenopeziza brassicae and basidiomes in Mycena stylobates, and the germination of ascospores of Monosporascus cannonballus documented. The moss parasites Eocronartium and Jola have been studied in culture to elucidate their life-histories and revealed anamorphs.
Additional fungi have been found in the hypersaline Dead Sea, and seven new neotropical smut species are described.
The following new scientific names are introduced: Aurantiosporium pallidum, Kuntzeomyces ruiziana, Moreaua bulbostylidis, Oidium neolycopersici, Phaeoacremonium mortoniae, Thecaphora amaranthicola, T. smallanthi and Tilletia boliviana spp. nov.; and Lichenopeltella quinquinecladiopsis (syn. Micropeltopsis quinquinecladiopsis) comb. nov.