muriform


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mur·i·form

(myūr'i-fōrm),
Multicellular with cross and longitudinal septa; denoting an aggregation of cells fitting together like stones in a stone wall.
[L. murus, wall, + -form]

muriform

adjective Wall-like; having vertical and horizontal septa.
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Ascospores 1 per ascus, richly muriform, 80-110 x 25-30 [my]m, oblong, with slightly thickened septa and more or less rounded lumina, hyaline, I+ violet-blue.
Ascospores 8 per ascus, muriform, with (5-) 7 transverse septa and 1-3 longitudinal septa per segment, 25-30 x 10-12 [my]m, oblong-ellipsoid, with thickened septa and rounded lumina, hyaline, I+ violet-blue.
Among these two genera there are only two species with uncarbonized excipulum, small, muriform ascospores, and secondary substances: G.
Ascospores 40-65 x 18-27 [micro]m ([bar.x] = 53 x 23 [micro]m, n = 40), biseriate, fusiform, 7-transseptate, two or many rows of longitudinal septa, muriform, constricted only at the central septum, dark brown to brown, surrounded by a thin, hyaline mucilaginous sheath.
Clathrospora was characterized by circular lid-like opening and applanate, muriform ascospores.
Ascospores uniseriate or partially overlapping, fusiform, muriform, brown to reddish-brown, surrounded by a thick, hyaline, mucilaginous sheath.
The genus is characterized by ascomata with circular lid-like openings and applanate reddish-brown to dark reddish-brown, muriform ascospores, with single longitudinal septa [1].
Hysterothecia gregarious, erumpent, superficial, straight to flexuous, irregular in shape especially when crowded, 0.47-1.80 x 0.28-0.57 mm, lips more or less open exposing a narrow red disc; pseudoparaphyses hyaline, abundant, filiform, branched, longer than asci; epithecium ferrugineous to red-brown, 3 % KOH staining purple; asci cylindrical-claviform, (4-)8-spored, 110-180 x 14-20 [micro]m; ascospores reddish brown, uniseriate to biseriate, muriform, appearance not parenchymatic, with 4-6 transverse and 1 longitudinal septa, ellipsoid, constricted at the median septum, 16-26(-28) x 8-10 [micro]m.
Hysterothecia gregarious, superficial, straight or flexuous, 0.57-2.28 x 0.19-0.38 mm; pseudoparaphyses hyaline, abundant, filiform, longer than asci; asci cylindrical-claviform, 4-5(-6-8)-spored, 100-105 x 18-20 [micro]m; ascospores brown, muriform, not parenchymatic, with 6-8 transverse and 1 longitudinal septa, broadly ellipsoid, tapered to the lower part, constricted at the median septum, slightly inequilateral, 22-28 x 6-10 [micro]m.
Hysterothecia single or gregarious, erumpent, superficial, straight to flexuous, surface usually striate, 0.4-2 x 0.2-0.4 mm; pseudoparaphyses hyaline, abundant, filiform, branched, longer than asci; epithecium compact; asci clavate to cylindrical, 8-spored, (55-)70-170 x 10-18 [micro]m; ascospores yellow-brown to reddish brown, uniseriate to partially biseriate, muriform, not parenchymatic, with [3-5(-7)] transverse and 1 longitudinal septa, ellipsoid to obovoid, sometimes slightly inequilateral, constricted at the median septum, (12-)15-24(-26) x (5-)6-10(-11) [micro]m.
Hysterothecia gregarious, erumpent, superficial, straight, 0.21-0.56 x 0.12-0.16 mm; pseudoparaphyses hyaline, abundant, filiform, branched, longer than asci; epithecium ferrugineous to redbrown; asci cylindrical, 8-spored, 100-120 x 12-14 um; ascospores reddish brown, uniseriate to partially biseriate, muriform, not parenchymatic, with (1-2-)3 transverse and 1 longitudinal septa (?), obovoid, constricted at the median septum, lower cell conical and lighter than the upper ones, 10-14 x 4-6 [micro]m [18-20 x 8-10 [micro]m, fide Spegazzini (1912)].
Histopathology also shows pigmented fungi with sclerotic or muriform bodies, which are thick-walled single cells or cell clusters seen as brown-colored "copper pennies." In our case numerous copper penny sclerotic bodies seen scattered which are confirmatory.