Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Trichomycetes >>  Order: Eccrinales 
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 Scientific Name: Parataeniella flavospora

Parataeniella flavospora C.Y. Chien & L.H. Hsieh, in Misra & Horn (eds), Trichomycetes and Other Fungal Groups Robert W. Lichtwardt Commemoration Volume (Enfield, USA & Plymouth, UK: Science Publishers): 60. 2001.

 Description: Mature thalli 210-690 μm long by 6-16 μm in diam and primary reproductive thalli usually wider, up to 21 μm in diam. Holdfast disk-like 6-15 μm in diam. Secondary infestation sporangiospores binucleate, thin-walled, 18-(22)-39 × 6-9 μm. Primary infestation sporangiospores binucleate, thick-walled, oval to ellipsoidal, uniseriate within sporangium. Mature spores full of lipid bodies, yellowish, 15-24 × 7.5-12 μm. Attached to the hindgut cuticle of Armadillidium vulgare and Porcellio scaber.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung: campus of Chung-Shan University, 04 Nov 1991, SH32Ar01, SH32Ar02 (Holotype). Yunlin: Tzungtung, 18 Nov 1991, SH33Ar05, SH33Ar06; 13 Mar 1992, SH58Ar08, SH58Ar09.

 Habitat: Attached to the hindgut cuticle of Porcellio scaber Latreille (Isopoda, Porcellionidae) and Armadillidium vulgare Latreille. (Isopoda, Armadillidiidae).



Chien, CY and Hsieh, LH. 2001.


C. Y. Chien and L. H. Hsieh

 Note: Parataeniella flavospora was found in the hindgut cuticle of Porcellio scaber and Armadillidium vulgare. According to their growth forms, it presents on the same species. But there are something different upon dimension and size. Primary infestation sporangiospores are thick-walled and full of lipid granules that are different from any species of recorded Parataeniella. It was described as a new species. This species is noticed that a branched thallus was observed in the hindgut of Armadillidium vulgare.