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A new record of Fulvifomes fastuosus from Sri Lanka

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SS Ediriweera ,

LK
About SS

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 03.

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RLC Wijesundera,

LK
About RLC

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 03.

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CM Nanayakkara,

LK
About CM

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 03.

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OVDSJ Weerasena

LK
About OVDSJ
Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 90, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03.
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Abstract

The fungus Fulvifomes fastuosus has not been described from Sri Lanka to date. Morphological studies and DNA analysis were carried out to characterize the fungus. Accordingly, F. fastuosus produces perennial, pileate, solitary and hard basidiomes with a concentrically sulcate pileal surface and homogenous context. It consists of a dimitic hyphal system and yellowish brown acyanophilous basidiospores but lacks hymenial setae. Eventhough the same species has been recorded in China with similar characters, the size of spores and hyphae are comparatively less in the specimen described in the present study. The identity was confirmed by sequencing the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region in the nuclear ribosomal repeat unit, using the primers ITS1F and ITS4B. The resultant DNA sequence showed the highest similarity with Fulvifomes fastuosus strain CBS 213.36, reported from South Korea.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v42i4.7737

J.Natn.Sci.Foundation Sri Lanka 2014 42 (4):369-371

How to Cite: Ediriweera, S., Wijesundera, R., Nanayakkara, C. and Weerasena, O., 2014. A new record of Fulvifomes fastuosus from Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 42(4), pp.369–371. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v42i4.7737
Published on 03 Dec 2014.
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