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The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.
We present a 6-gene, 420-species maximum-likelihood phylogeny of Ascomycota, the largest phylum of Fungi. This analysis is the most taxonomically complete to date with species sampled from all 15… Expand
Photoautotrophic symbiont and geography are major factors affecting highly structured and diverse bacterial communities in the lichen microbiome.
Although common knowledge dictates that the lichen thallus is formed solely by a fungus (mycobiont) that develops a symbiotic relationship with an alga and/or cyanobacterium (photobiont), the… Expand
New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes.
The Lecanoromycetes includes most of the lichen-forming fungal species (> 13500) and is therefore one of the most diverse class of all Fungi in terms of phenotypic complexity. We report phylogenetic… Expand
Phylogenetic affiliations of members of the heterogeneous lichen-forming fungi of the genus Lecidea sensu Zahlbruckner (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota)
The genus Lecidea Ach. sensu lato (sensu Zahlbruckner) includes almost 1200 species, out of which only 100 species represent Lecidea sensu stricto (sensu Hertel). The systematic position of the… Expand
A microbiotic survey of lichen-associated bacteria reveals a new lineage from the Rhizobiales
This study uses a set of PCR-based methods to examine the putative microbiota associated with lichen thalli. In initial experiments, generalized oligonucleotide-primers for the 16S rRNA gene resulted… Expand
A multigene phylogenetic synthesis for the class Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota): 1307 fungi representing 1139 infrageneric taxa, 317 genera and 66 families.
- J. Miadlikowska, F. Kauff, +29 authors S. Stenroos
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 October 2014
The Lecanoromycetes is the largest class of lichenized Fungi, and one of the most species-rich classes in the kingdom. Here we provide a multigene phylogenetic synthesis (using three ribosomal… Expand
The 2016 classification of lichenized fungi in the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota – Approaching one thousand genera
Abstract Ninety years after Zahlbruckner, we present the most recent update to the classification of lichen fungi in the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota to genus level, with species numbers and… Expand
Temporal Stability in Chronic Wound Microbiota Is Associated With Poor Healing.
- M. Loesche, S. Gardner, +9 authors E. Grice
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of investigative dermatology
Microbial burden of chronic wounds is believed to play an important role in impaired healing and the development of infection-related complications. However, clinical cultures have little predictive… Expand
Socially transmitted mate preferences in a monogamous bird: a non-genetic mechanism of sexual selection
- J. Swaddle, Mark G Cathey, M. Correll, B. Hodkinson
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 May 2005
There is increasing evidence that animals can acquire mate preferences through the use of public information, notably by observing (and copying) the mate preferences of others in the population. If… Expand
PICS-Ord: unlimited coding of ambiguous regions by pairwise identity and cost scores ordination
- R. Luecking, B. Hodkinson, A. Stamatakis, R. Cartwright
- Medicine, Computer Science
- BMC Bioinformatics
- 7 January 2011
Including ambiguous regions coded by means of PICS-Ord increased topological accuracy, resolution, and bootstrap support in real biological and simulated datasets compared to the alternative of excluding such regions from the analysis. Expand