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Baudoinia, a new genus to accommodate Torula compniacensis

Published: April 12th, 2007

Revised: July 21st, 2014

Ewaze JO, Summerbell RC, Scott JA. 2007. Physiological studies of the warehouse staining fungus, Baudoinia compniacensis. Mycological Research 111: 1422–1430. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.09.010.


Baudoinia gen. nov. is described to accommodate Torula compniacensis. Reported originally from the walls of buildings near brandy maturation warehouses in Cognac, France, species of Baudoinia are cosmopolitan colonists of exposed surfaces subjected to large diurnal temperature shifts, episodic high relative humidity and wetting, and ambient airborne ethanol. Morphologically B. compniacensis resembles some anamorphic Mycosphaerellaceae in possessing dark brown, nonseptate or uniseptate conidia with coarsely roughened walls that are borne acropetally in unbranched chains and released by schizolytic dehiscence. Analysis of partial nuclear rDNA SSU sequences positions B. compniacensis in the order Capnodiales and reveals that it is most closely related to the microcolonial genus Friedmanniomyces. Heat resistance is induced by brief sublethal temperature exposure.

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