Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Trichomycetes >>  Order: Asellariales 
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 Scientific Name: Asellaria armadillidii

Asellaria armadillidii Tuzet & Manier ex Manier, Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 12 9: 103. 1968.

 Description: Mature thalli branched up to 336 μm long, consisting of a main axis with lateral branches 20.3 × 5.3 μm and secondary branches. Principal cell oblong-elliptical, 27-39 × 6-10.5 μm attached at its base to host cuticle by rhizoidal projections embedded in a mucilaginous substance. Arthrospores producing at the end of mature thalli, uninucleate, oblong, 9-12 × 3-6 μm. Attached to the hindgut cuticle of Armadillidium vulgare Latreille.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung: Chung Shan University, 04 Nov 1991, SH32Ar02.

 Habitat: Attached to the hindgut cuticle of terrestrial Armadillidium vulgare Latreille. (Isopoda, Armadillidiidae).

Taiwan, Japan, France, America.


Chien, CY and Hsieh, LH. 2001.


C. Y. Chien and L. H. Hsieh

 Note: After examined 71 potential hosts, only one pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare Latreille) was habitated by two thalli of Asellaria armadillidii. According to the rhizoidal projection of holdfast cells and the whorled branches of principal cell. It is interested to notice that A. armadillidii and Parataeniella flavospora nom. Prov. (Eccrinales) both were found in the same host.