Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life

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Phylum Subphylum Class Subclass Order Family Genus Species Anamorph
Ascomycota Pezizomycotina Eurotiomycetes Eurotiomycetidae Eurotiales Trichocomaceae Emericella nidulans
Anamorph genusAspergillus
Anamorph speciesnidulans
Anamorph authority(Eidam) G. Winter



Nuclear Division

Cell type: (MI) mitosis

Component: Nuc Div / SPB

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Centriole absent 0  
Basic organization of the spindle pole spindle pole body a plaque or disc 3 Images
Telophase nuclear envelope retention of complete nuclear envelope around the chromatin with median constriction/fragmentation 0 Images
Central spindle present 1 Images
Sources
Notes Images at low magnification; K?nkel (1979) may show 2-layered SPB with internal microtubule organizing center at metaphase.
Character Quality fair
Fixation From Ryter, A. and Kellenberer, E. 1957. Z. Naturf. 136:597-605
Study Complete no
Author Robinow, C.F. and Caten, C.E.
Date 1969
Source J. Cell Sci 5:403-431
Other Sources K?nkel, W. 1979. Protoplasma 101, 317-329

Septum / Pore Cap

Aspergillus_nidulans_mycologia_momany_et_al Woronin bodies in a mature sptum of Aspergillus nidulans. Reprinted with permission from Momany, M., Richardson, E.A., Sickle, C.V., and Jedd, G. 2002. Mycologia 94:260-266 © The Mycological Society of America.
Aspergillus_nidulans_mycologia_momany_et_al Woronin bodies in a germ tube of Aspergillus nidulans. Reprinted with permission from Momany, M., Richardson, E.A., Sickle, C.V., and Jedd, G. 2002. Mycologia 94:260-266 © The Mycological Society of America.
Aspergillus_nidulans_protoplasma_mims_et_al Woronin bodies in a conidiophore septum of Aspergillus nidulans. Reprinted with permission from Mims, C.W., Richardson, E.A., and Timberlake, W.E. 1988. Protoplasma 144:132-141 © Springer-Verlag.

Cell type: (XN) mycelium of unknown nuclear status

Component: Hypha excluding ascogenous hypha/ascus

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Uniperforate septa a single central pore 1 Images
Uniperforate septal pore margin unelaborated margin 1 Images
Protruding non-membrane-bound bodies associated with septal pore(s) absent 0 Images
Membrane-bound bodies associated with septal pore(s) Woronin bodies 1 Images
Membranous structures associated with septal pore(s) absent 0 Images
Non-membrane-bound, electron-dense bodies associated with septal pore(s) absent 0 Images
Woronin body type globose 1 Images
Septal pore cap basic structure pore cap absent 0 Images
Detailed structure of elaborated septal pore cap elaborated cap absent 0 Images
Detailed structure of simple septal pore cap simple cap absent 0 Images
Saccules of elaborated pore cap lined with external electron-dense layer absent 0  
Substructure of pore cap absent 0  
Zone of organelle exclusion at pore absent 0 Images
Pore cap enclosed by endoplasmic reticulum absent 0 Images
Multiperforate septum multiperforate septum absent 0 Images
Sources
Character Quality Good
Fixation plunge-freezing, osmium and uranyl acetate
Study Complete No
Author Momany, M., Richardson, E.A., Van Sickle, C., and Jedd, G.
Date 2002
Source Mycologia 94:260-266
Culture collection FGSC
Culture no. wild type A28
Source of character Culture

Cell type: (SC) sporocarp

Component: Hypha excluding ascogenous hypha/ascus

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Woronin body type globose 1 Images
Sources
Character Quality Good
Fixation Dialysis membranes placed in liquid propane (Hoch, 1986) and postfix with osmium and uranyl acetate
Study Complete No
Author Momany, M., Richardson, E.A., Van Sicle, C., and Jedd, G.
Date 2002
Source Mycologia 94:260-266
Lit. Identifier Maritza Abril, 23 September, 2008
Other Sources Mims, C.W., Richardson, E.A., and Timberlake, W.E. 1988. Protoplasma 144:132-141
Culture collection Fungal Genetics Stock Center (Kansas)
Culture no. Wild type strain A28 and Glasgow wild-type strain 4
Source of character Culture

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