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Troglomyces twitteri

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    30th May, 2020

A new species has just been discovered — on Twitter. It’s a type of parasitic fungus, which researchers have described in the journal MycoKeys.

  • A new species has just been discovered — on Twitter. It’s a type of parasitic fungus, which researchers have described in the journal MycoKeys.
  • Its name: Troglomyces twitteri.
  • Troglomyces twitteri belongs to an order called Laboulbeniales.
    • Laboulbeniales are tiny fungal parasites that attack insects and millipedes.
    • These fungi live on the outside of host organisms; in this case, on the reproductive organs of millipedes.
    • Laboulbeniales were first discovered in the middle of the 19th century. Their taxonomic position was identified in detailed studies performed by Roland Thaxter at Harvard University, beginning in 1890.
    • Thaxter described approximately 1260 species of these fungi (State of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry).
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