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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: UG-1145

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Fusarium sp.

First publication: Gelorini, V., Verbeken, A., van Geel, B., Cocqyt, C. and Vershuren, D. (2011) Modern non-pollen palynomorphs from East African lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 143–173

Other publication/s:
Ellis, M.B. and Ellis, J.P. (1985) Microfungi on Land Plants. Croom Helm Ldt, Kent
Pitt, J.I., Hocking, A.D., Bhudhasamai, K., Miscamble, B.F., Wheeler, K.A. and Tanboon-Ek, P. (1994) The normal mycoflora of commodities from Thailand. 2. Beans, rice, small grains and other commodities. International Journal of Food Microbiology 23, 35–43

Description: Conidia narrowly fusiform, slightly curved, unequally and asymmetrically 4-celled, pale yellow, 37–42 × 9 μm, smooth, thick-walled, slightly constricted at the middle septum, and often with a small hyaline projection at the base forming a so-called foot cell.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Fusarium species are anamorphic states of Gibberella sp. and commonly found on dead herbaceous plants (Ellis and Ellis, 1985). They occur in the normal mycoflora of staple foods such as rice, maize, bean and soybean. While most species are more frequent in tropical and subtropical areas, some inhabit soil in cold climates (Pitt et al., 1994).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information