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Spores of Mytilinidion resinicola
Spores of Mytilinidion resinicola
From Lohman, Pap. Mich. Acad. Sci. Arts & Letters, 1933, 17, 256-258.

The genus Mytilinidion is the type genus for the family Mytilinidiaceae (Dothideomycetes). The genus is characterized by yellow- to reddish-brown ellipsoid, fusoid, obovoid to elongate, transversely septate ascospores, borne in thin-walled globoid to conchate pseudothecia, with lateral walls more or less connivent and extended vertically to a cristate apex. Recent molecular evidence indicate that the genus Mytilinidion, along with the genus Lophium, form a highly supported clade, thus defining a monophyletic Mytilinidiaceae within the Pleosporomycetidae.

Dothideomycetes is the largest and most diverse class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises 11 orders 90 families, 1300 genera and over 19,000 known species.

Mytilinidion resinicola was collected from old bark of Larix laricina. The Mytilinidion resinicola genome was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project.