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BANIK, Mark T.; LINDNER, Daniel L.; ORTIZ-SANTANA, Beatriz  and  LODGE, Deborah J.. A new species of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from the Caribbean basin. Kurtziana [online]. 2012, vol.37, n.1, pp.15-21. ISSN 1852-5962.

Laetiporus caribensis is described as a new species, causing brown rot on hardwoods in the Caribbean basin. Laetiporus caribensis is distinguished from described species in the genus by smaller basidiospores. In addition, single spore isolates of L. caribensis are incompatible with those of the known species of Laetiporus from North America and Japan. The ITS sequence of L .caribensis is divergent from other members of the genus, being at least 50 base pairs different from L. gilbertsonii, the most closely related species.

Keywords : Basidiomycota; Fungal phylogenetics; Fungi; Polyporaceae; Sulfur shelf.

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