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Lectotypification and status of Isaria Pers. : Fr.

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The nomenclatural status and history of the generic name Isaria are reviewed. Authorship and typification are discussed, and we conclude that Isaria Pers. : Fr. is a validly published generic name that has previously been effectively and appropriately lectotypified by Isaria farinosa (Holm : Fr.) Fr. A lectotype illustration and an epitype specimen are designated for I. farinosa. We suggest that the name Isaria be used for species previously assigned to Paecilomyces section Isarioidea Samson. Further taxonomic studies are required to determine the appropriate circumscription of Isaria. Our conclusions preserve a Friesian genus in a familiar sense.
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Keywords: CLAVICIPITACEAE; ENTOMOGENOUS FUNGI; NOMENCLATURE; PAECILOMYCES SECTION ISARIOIDEA; SYNNEMATOUS HYPHOMYCETES

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A. 2: Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, P.O. Box 85167, Utrecht, 3508 AD, Netherlands 3: Biodiversity (Mycology & Botany), Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OC6, Canada

Publication date: 2005-05-01

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