Friday, 20 July 2018

Beauveria majiangensis: A new species of entomopathogenic Fungus from Guizhou Province, China.

Fungi of the genus Beauveria are entomopathogenic (Insect pathogens) Ascomycetes closely related to the behavior-modifying Cordyceps, but asexual in nature. These Fungi infect a wide range of Insects and Spiders, with some species considered to be economically significant due to their impact on agricultural pests.

In a paper published in the journal Phytotaxa on 9 January 2018, Wan-Hao Chen of the Department of Microbiology at the Guiyang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Institute of Fungus Resources at Guizhou University, Man Liu, Zhen-Xing Huang, and Guang-Ming Yang of the Guizhou Institute of Biology, Yan-Feng Han, also of the Institute of Fungus Resources at Guizhou University, Jian-Dong Liang, also of the Department of Microbiology at the Guiyang College of Traditional Chinese Medicin, and Zong-Qi Liang, again of the Institute of Fungus Resources at Guizhou University, describe a new species of Beauveria from Guizhou Province, China.

The new species is named Beauveria majiangensis, where 'majiangensis' means 'from Majiang', the species having been discovered on a Blueberry farm in Majiang County in Guizhou Province, where it was infecting the grubs of an unidentified Scarab Beetle.

Beauveria majiangensis infected grub. Chen et al. (2018).

See also...

https://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2018/05/cylindrocladiella-spp-five-new-species.htmlhttps://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2017/07/beauveria-araneola-araneogenous-fungus.html
https://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2017/04/lecanicillium-araneogenum-new-species.htmlhttps://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2016/08/chrysosporium-guizhouense-chrysosporium.html
https://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2016/03/jahnula-purpurea-new-species-of.htmlhttps://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/10/two-new-species-of-amphisphaerid-fungi.html
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