Name: Phanerochaete chrysosporium Burds.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Author: Burds.



Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Phanerochaetaceae

Genus: Phanerochaete

Brief Description:

Phanerochaete chrysosporium is an environmentally friendly white rot fungus that participates in the degradation process of hardwoods. The white fruiting body is very flat, broadly effuse, moist, somewhat attached, with a jagged outline. The hyphal system is monomitic, simple septate, branched, with hyaline crystals and cylindrical cystidia that range from 3-9 µm in diameter. Phanerochaete chrysoporium has smooth basidiocarp usually less than 0.25 µm thick . Basidiospores are less than 8 µm long. Cystidia smooth or with occasional scattered granules. Cystidia mostly over 100 µm long. Phanerochaete chrysosporium displays both homothallic and heterothallic-bipolar sexuality.

This species also often forms a conidial state classified in the genus Chrysosporium.

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Created: 2008-11-02 16:57:00 CST (-0500) by Garryn Skurulsky (Garryn)
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