|| Actinomortierella wolfii|
||Genus name: ?.
Species epithet: ?.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Mortierella wolfii|
||Nål- eller brödmögel.|
|Significance:||This fungus has no major significance in Sweden, which it does have, however, in many other countries.
[Of minor importance]
||Has been reported from Australia, some countries in Europe, Japan, north Amerika and New Zeeland.
| ||Actinomortierella wolfii was earlier called Mortierella wolfii and was then placed in the phylum Zygomycota, but this phylum has now been divided into two phyla: Mucoromycota and Zoopagomycota.|
||A. wolfii forms characteristic white and velvety colonies with uneven edges. The colonies can have a diameter of 5 cm after about 5 days of incubation.
||A. wolfii can be induced to sporulate by subculturing on a nutrient-deficient medium such as hay-infusion agar.
The sporangiophores are erect and very delicate because they are long (100-250 µm) and narrow (5-20 µm). Sporangia are 15-50 µm in diameter and sporangiospores are 6-10 x 3-5 µm.
|Hosts/substrate||Disease/effect||Clinical picture or result|
|Cattle||Mycotic abortion||Abortion of fetus.|
|Cattle||Mycotic pneumonia||After a mycotic abortion, the animal may suffer from fatal pneumonia.|
|Humans with a weakened immune system.||Mortierella wolfii associated invasive mycosis (see ref. 23 below).||Mycosis spread to several internal organs.|
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||# of chrom||Size (Mbp)|
|GCA_016098105 ||NRRL 6351 || ||34.2 |
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
|18S rRNA Seq:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT|
|KU141329 ||SSL 18a ||1766 |
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT||Genes|
|MH859875 ||CBS 611.7 ||702 ||18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA |
||No. 12, 13, 23|