Group of Discomycetes Systematics
Prof. Zhuang Wenying
  Research Areas: Research projects were focused on the morphological and molecular systematics of different groups of discomycetes and the pyrenomycetous families Bionectriacaea and Nectriaceae. The following work has been carried out recently: 1) species diversity of cup-fungi from the tropical and northwestern China; 2) floristic studies on the Hyaloscyphaceae, Sarcoscyphaceae, Sarcosomataceae, and Pyronemataceae from China; 3) taxonomy of the genus Hymenoscyphus (Helotiaceae) from the temperate China and a preliminary approach to the phylogeny of some species of the genus based on DNA sequences of the ITS regions; 4) taxonomy of the genus Lachnum in China (Hyaloscyphaceae) and the phylogenetic relationships among some genera of the Hyaloscyphaceae based on 18S rDNA sequencing; 5) taxonomy of the Bionectriaceae and Nectriaceae.

  Research Progress: New species of ascomycetes have been found continuously in the tropical China. Corrections of the previously recorded discomycetes and Nectria-like fungi were made according to the modern taxonomic treatments. Phylogenetic relationships among certain groups of discomycetes were investigated based on DNA sequence analyses.

  Recent publications:
  1.Zhuang, W.-y. (2000a) Two new species of Unguiculariopsis (Helotiaceae, Encoelioideae) from China. Mycol. Res. 104: 507-509.
  2.Zhuang, W.-y. (2000b) Hyaloscyphaceous discomycetes from Ningxia Province, China. Mycologia 92: 593-597.
  3.Zhuang, W.-y. (2000c) Additional notes on Sarcoscypha in China. Mycotaxon 76: 1-7.
  4.Zhuang, W.-y. (2000d) New species of fungi from tropical China: A new species of Hydropisphaera (Bionectriaceae). Mycotaxon 76: 93-95.
  5.Zhuang, W.-y., Z.-h. Yu, W.-p. Wu, C. Langue & N. Fouret (2000) Preliminary notes on phylogenetic relationships in the Encoelioideae inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Mycosystema 19: 478-484.
  6.Yu, Z.-h., W.-y. Zhuang*, S.-l. Chen & C. Decock (2000) Preliminary survey of discomycetes from the Changbai Mountains, China. Mycotaxon 75: 395-408.
  7.Zhuang, W.-y. (2001) Higher Fungi of Tropical China. Mycotaxon Ltd. Ithaca.
  8.Zhuang, W.-y. (2001) A list of discomycetes in China. Supplement I. Mycotaxon 79: 375-381.
  9.Zhuang, W.-y. & K. D. Hyde (2001a) Discomycetes of tropical China. V. Species new to Hong Kong. Fung. Divers. 6: 181-188.
  10.Zhuang, W.-y. & K. D. Hyde (2001b) New species of Lachnum and Perrotia from Hong Kong, China. Mycologia 93: 606-611.
  11.Zhuang, W.-y. & Z.-h. Yu (2001) Two new species of Perrotia (Helotiales, Hyaloscyphaceae) from tropical China and a key to the known species of the genus. Nova Hedwigia 73: 261-267.
  12.Zhuang, W.-y. (2002) Some new species and new records of discomycetes in China. X. Mycosystema 21: 475-479. 85.
  13.Zhuang, W.-y. & X.-m. Zhang (2002) Re-examinations of Bionectriaceae and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales) from tropical China on deposit in HMAS. Nova Hedwigia 74(1-2): 275-283.
  14.Zhuang, W.-y. & Y.-h. Zhang (2002) Designation of an epitype for Helotium yunnanense and its transfer to the genus Lambertella (Rutstroemiaceae, Ascomycota). Taxon 51: 769-770.
  15.Zhuang, W.-y., Z.-h. Yu, Y.-h. Zhang, M. Ye (2002) Some new species and new records of discomycetes in China. IX. Mycotaxon 81: 27-34.
  16.Zhang, Y.-h. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2002) Re-examinations of Helotium and Hymenoscyphus (Helotiales, Helotiaceae): Specimens on deposit in HMAS. Mycotaxon 81: 35-43.
  17.Guo, S.-X., Q.-Y. Wang, W.-Y. Zhuang, J.-H. Zhang, H.-Y. Xia & X.-K. Xing (2002) Discovery and application of the companion fungus related to sclerotial formation from hyphae of Grifola umbellata. Acta Bot. Sin. 44: 1151-1154.
  18.Ye, M. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2002) New records of Lachnum from temperate China. Mycosystema 21: 122-124.
  19.Ye, M. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2002) Preliminary study on phylogenetic relationships in the genus Lachnum inferred from sequences of ITS regions and 5.8S ribosomal DNA. Mycosystema 21(3): 340-345. (in Chinese).
  20.Yu, Z.-h. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2002) New taxa and new records of Lachnum and Arachnopeziza (Helotiales, Hyaloscyphaceae) form tropical China. Nova Hedwigia 74(3-4): 415-428.
  21.Zhang, Y.-h. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2002) New species and new Chinese records of Hymenoscyphus (Helotiales). Mycosystema 21: 493-496.
  22.Zhuang, W.-y. (2003) A list of discomycetes in China. Supplement II. Mycotaxon 85: 153-157.
  23.Yu, Z.-h. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2003a) Phylogenetic relationships of Lachnum and related genera inferred from partial sequences of 18S rDNA. Mycosystema 22: 37-45. (in Chinese).
  24.Yu, Z.-h. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2003b) Species Diversity of Lachnum (Hyaloscyphaceae, Ascomycota) from Tropical China. Biodiv. Sci. 11: (in press). (in Chinese).
  25.Zhang, X.-m. & W.-y. Zhuang* (2003) Re-examinations of Bionectriaceae and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales) from temperate China on deposit in HMAS. Nova Hedwigia 76(1-2): (in press).
Lachnum sp. 議徨糞悶

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