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Lost and found: the Bermudan Donadinia seaveri found in North America, with comments on its juniper associates.

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Summary of "Lost and found: the Bermudan Donadinia seaveri found in North America, with comments on its juniper associates."

Collections of a species referred to Sarcosomataceae (Pezizomycetes) from eastern North America were studied both morphologically and using nuc rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 = ITS) and approximately 800 bp from the 5' region of the nuc 28S rDNA (28S) to construct a phylogeny. The analyses indicate that these collections are Donadinia seaveri, a species previously known only from Bermuda. Because the associated tree, Juniperus bermudiana, has declined as a result of insect attack, it was thought that D. seaveri might be extinct. This work indicates that it is not extinct but is present in eastern North America. The species is described, new distributional records are given, and its association with the genus Juniperus is discussed.

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Name: Mycologia
ISSN: 1557-2536
Pages: 215-221

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