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Byssothecium circinans
Byssothecium circinans.
Image Credit: Manfred Binder.

Byssothecium circinans Fuckel (Massarinaceae) is thought to be saprotrophic or a weak parasite on woody substrates, including the important forage crop alfalfa (Medicago sativa). The bases of the ascomata grow sunken in the substrate and their peridia are pseudoparenchymatous. Sporulating ascoma are visible by plumes of ascospores. The genome of Byssothecium circinans will be one of the first projects to address interactions between legumes and fungi that are potentially opportunistic.