Volume 12 - 2021
5. Life in leaf litter: Fungal community succession during decomposition
Tennakoon DS et al. (2021)
4. Towards incorporating asexually reproducing fungi in the natural classification and notes for pleomorphic genera
Wijayawardene NN et al. (2021)
2. Indian Pucciniales: taxonomic outline with important descriptive notes
Gautam AK et al. (2021)
Volume 11 - 2020
21. Terrestriporiaceae fam. nov., a new family of Russulales (Basidiomycota)
Wu F et al. (2020)
20. Morphological approaches in studying fungi: collection, examination, isolation, sporulation and preservation
Senanayake IC et al. (2020)
19. Erratum to: Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of fungal taxa associated with cherry leaf spot disease
Chethana KWT et al. (2020)
18. Applied aspects of methods to infer phylogenetic relationships amongst fungi
Dissanayake AJ et al. (2020)
17. Polyphyletic genera in Xylariaceae (Xylariales): Neoxylaria gen. nov. and Stilbohypoxylon
Konta S et al. (2020)
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Mycosphere will publish a series of essays. These essays will generally be 4-10 pages, dealing with new ideas, and current and controversial topics. They are expected to deal with topics that are not normally dealt with in traditional mycology journals and where possible should present more than one side of an argument.
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