CBS News March 2010

3rd International Workshop 6 – 8 May, 2010

ECMM-ISHAM Working Group on Pseudallescheria / Scedosporium Infections

Dear Colleagues, the international workshop on clinical and environmental aspects of Scedosporium (Program) in Bonn, Germany, 6-8 May is approaching. The program will be highly interesting; a selection of presentations will be published in a special issue of "Mycoses". Deadline for Abstract submission is 20 April; abstracts will be published in full in PEG Chemotherapy Journal . Participation in the workshop is free of charge, except for the social evening at 7 May (€ 30). We can still accept some registrations, please register quickly here.

Studies in Mycology No. 65

Highlights of the Didymellaceae: A polyphasic approach to characterise Phoma and related pleosporalean genera

Editor(s): Maikel Aveskamp, Hans de Gruyter, Joyce Woudenberg, Gerard Verkley and Pedro W. Crous
Details: 64 pp., fully illustrated with colour pictures (A4 format), paperback, 2010

Fungal taxonomists routinely encounter problems when dealing with asexual fungal species due to poly- and paraphyletic generic phylogenies, and unclear species boundaries. These problems are aptly illustrated in the genus Phoma. This phytopathologically significant fungal genus is currently subdivided into nine sections which are mainly based on a single or just a few morphological characters. However, this subdivision is ambiguous as several of the section-specific characters can occur within a single species. …..More info

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The journal Mykologie Forum of the German-language medical mycological society published an interview with Sybren de Hoog entitled “Mekka der Pilze”, see here.