Halosarpheia ratnagiriensis   S.D. Patil & Borse,  1982 (Yeast)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Sordariomycetes

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Ascomata 300-580 µm high, 315-445 µm in diameter, ellipsoidal, immersed, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous, hyaline, covered by hyphae. Neck up to 1450 µm long, 120-165 µm in diameter, cylindrical, emerging with whitish, fuzzy tips over the wood surface, centrally or laterally inserted; ostiolar canal periphysate.
Asci 255-350 x 55-73 µm, eight-spored, clavate, pedunculate, unitunicate, thin-walled, thicker below the apex, persistent, with a refractive lens-shaped apical plate.
Ascospores 46-60 x 20-26 µm (excluding appendages), ellipsoidal, one-septate, slightly constricted at the septum, hyaline, with large apical-subapical appendages; one cap-like, stiff and homogenous appendage is attached to each apex and run partially along the side of the ascospore, 4-7 µm thick, 25-32 µm long, 16-18 µm wide, at maturity becoming soft and scoop-like, eventually transforming into a coil of a delicate fiber that uncoils and forms a long, sticky filament but remain attached to the ascospore apex with its thick base; when spores are released into water, a matrix enclosing the coiled filament of the appendage dissolves and releases the filament.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Kerala, Chettuva Backwater INDIA (Record: 12/2006, 03/2007)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1988)
• Kerala, Valapattanam INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Kerala, Kumbla INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Talapady INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Mulki INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Kundapura INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Goa, Panaji INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2009) Marine mycoflora in backwater ecosystem of Kerala, India The Journal of Environmental Biology Triveni Enterprises, Lucknow 30(5) 647-649 Available at - http://www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200909_sep09/paper_04.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/fungi/index.htm
  • Borse, BD (1988) Frequency of occurrence of marine fungi from Maharashtra coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi 17 165-167 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Maria, GL and Sridhar, KR (2002) Richness and diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of mangroves along the west coast of India Current Science Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Sciences 83(12) 1573-1580 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec252002/1573.pdf
  • Sarma, VV; Hyde, KD and Vittal, BPR (2001) Frequency of occurrence of mangrove fungi from the east coast of India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers 455 41-53 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/n31v687x50x22l77/fulltext.pdf

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