The sexuality of Phlebiopsis gigantea

Authors: Korhonen, Kari & Kauppila, Pirkko
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 27 (1987), Issue 1, pages 23-30.
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Abstract:  The mating system of Phlebiopsis gigantea (Fr.) Jülich, a common decay fungus of coniferous wood and a biological control agent used against Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref., is shown to be bipolar. Clamp connections can be found in both hetero- and homokaryotic mycelia. Homokaryotic fruiting occurs fairly frequently in pure cultures. Collections from Finland, Poland and France proved to be interfertile.