Lizonia empirigonia CBS 542.76 v1.0
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Lizonia empirigonia on malt extract agar
Lizonia empirigonia on malt extract agar.
Image Credit: Pedro Crous

Lizonia empirigonia is the type species of the genus Lizonia (Pseudoperisporiaceae, Dothideomycetes). This species was originally described from ascomata growing superficially, on antheridial cups of the gametophyte of the hair moss Polytrichum communus, occurring in Germany, Italy and Finland.  It has superficial black perithecial ascomata, clavate asci, and 1-septate ascospores. The fungus appears to be relatively common in Europe, though not much is known about its ecology.

This genome was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project.