This contribution of Mycological Research News features: Publication in Mycological Research accelerates, and Multiples of eight in Cordyceps ascospores. This issue contains 14 original research papers. Fast-tracked are papers on the transformation of the genome of Verticillium fungicola, and the occurrence of double-stranded RNA mycoviruses in Rhizoctonia solani. Other molecular papers in this issue concern the development of primers for the identification of Alternaria species, the diversity and molecular strain characterization of Lentinula edodes, genotypic variation within Beauveria bassiana, compare Coniothyrium zuluense isolates from South Africa and Thailand, show that the causal agent of Rhododendron anthracnose is Colletotrichum dematium, and suggest a new placement for the genus Monosporascus. The contents of ergocaliferol (vitamin D2) in dried fruit bodies of Cantharellus cibarius examined, a new floating culture technique for mycelia of ectomycorrhizal fungi is described, the growth of Epichloë/Neotyphodium endophytes in grasses has been studied microscopically, and the production of lignin-modifying enzymes in white-rot fungi compared, and the effect of clay minerals on the morphology of fungal pellets explored. One new scientific name is introduced: Monosporascus ibericus sp. nov.