2021 年 62 巻 5 号 p. 331-335
Absidia healeyae is a new species described in the Mucorales genus Absidia after screening 16 strains of Absidia isolated from seven locations in the state of Victoria in Australia. After initial analysis of the large ribosomal subunit sequence, the genomes of representative strains from two clades were sequenced using short paired-reads. Additional taxonomic markers extracted from the genome sequencing data support the novelty of A. healeyae. The identification of a new species in the genus Absidia, from a relatively small collection of isolates, hints at an unexplored diversity in the early diverging lineages of fungi in Australia.