Observation 118070: Gelasinospora brevispora (C. Booth & Ebben)
When: 2012-11-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was a specimen grown on agar from a soil sample from the from the Tropical House of the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.

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A view of the agar plate at 10X of the mycelium and perethecia.
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A look at the ornamented ascospores at 400X
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A look at an ascus with 8 (?) ascospores within it at 400X with dark-field microscopy.
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An ascus at 400X with dark-field microscopy.
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A closer look at the perethecia and hyphae on the surface of the agar plate at about 40X
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A look at the perethecia crushed on a microscope slide at 100X.
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Another look at the ornamented ascospores.
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Proposed Names

52% (1)
Recognized by sight: Spores produced in a melanized perethecia, highly ornamented ascospores,
Based on microscopic features
78% (1)
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Based on chemical features: DNA sequence BLAST

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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