New Species Spiromastigoides albida from a Lung Biopsy

Alberto M. Stchigel, Deanna A. Sutton, José F. Cano-Lira, Nathan Wiederhold, Josep Guarro

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The new species Spiromastigoides albida (Onygenales, Eurotiomycetes, Ascomycota), from a lung biopsy in USA, is proposed and described based on morphological data and the analysis of rRNA, and fragments of actin and ß-tubulin gene sequences. This species is characterized by white colonies and a malbranchea-like asexual morph with profusely branching curved conidiophores forming sporodochia-like structures. Moreover, new combinations for Gymnoascus alatosporus, and for some new species recently described under the generic name Spiromastix, are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 11 2017



  • Ascomycota
  • Fungi
  • Onygenales
  • Phylogeny
  • Spiromastigoides
  • Spiromastix
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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Stchigel, A. M., Sutton, D. A., Cano-Lira, J. F., Wiederhold, N., & Guarro, J. (Accepted/In press). New Species Spiromastigoides albida from a Lung Biopsy. Mycopathologia, 1-12.