Submitted to: Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 28, 2003
Publication Date: July 20, 2003
Citation: SUNG, J., HUMBER, R.A. CORDYCEPS STAPHYLINIDAECOLA, ITS BEAUVERIA ANAMORPH FROM KOREA, AND NEOTYPIFICATION OF BEAUVERIA BASSIANA. SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING. 2003.
Stromata of a rare fungal entomopathogen, Cordyceps staphylinidaecola (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae), and a Beauveria conidial state were found occurring together on larval insect cadavers on mountains in Kangwon and Chungchong Provinces, Republic of Korea. Cultures from discharged ascospores formed an anamorph identifiable as Beauveria bassiana in the broad sense. This anamorph-teleomorph connection was confirmed by the in vitro production from conidium-derived cultures of fertile ascomata with a morphology like that of field-collected insect specimens; this is the first report of in vitro production of a teleomorph for any Beauveria species. Cordyceps bassiana, a species described from China with B. bassiana sensu lato anamorph, is synonymized under C. staphylinidaecola. Beauveria bassiana has not been typified previously, and we neotypify with a dry culture prepared from ARSEF 1564, an isolate from Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) collected at Reggio-Emilia, Italy.