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Labyrinthulomycetes phylogeny and its implications for the evolutionary loss of chloroplasts and gain of ectoplasmic gliding.
The phylogenetic position of the labyrinthulomycetes relative to the non-photosynthetic bicoeceans and oomycETes and the photosynthetic ochrophytes was inferred and it was suggested that species that glide via an ectoplasm evolved from species that had used the ectoplasms mainly for anchorage and assimilation rather than motility. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships and convergence of helicosporous fungi inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences.
  • C. Tsui, M. Berbee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 June 2006
This paper investigates the phylogenetic relationships among helicosporous fungi in the asexual genera Helicoma, Helicomyces, Helicosporium, Helicodendron, Helicoon, and in the sexual genus Tubeufia and finds that some of the convergent spore forms may represent adaptation to dispersal in aquatic environments. Expand
Molecular techniques for pathogen identification and fungus detection in the environment
In the last decade, effective amplification platforms, probe development and various quantitative PCR technologies have revolutionized research on fungal detection and identification. Expand
Revision of lignicolous Tubeufiaceae based on morphological reexamination and phylogenetic analysis
The family Tubeufiaceae is revisited with notes on genera that have been re-examined and three new species, one each in Acanthostigma, Tubeufia and Thaxteriella are also described and illustrated. Expand
Multigene phylogeny of filamentous ambrosia fungi associated with ambrosia and bark beetles.
Maximum parsimony and Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of a multigene dataset from sixty-seven taxa that include members of genera Ambrosiella, Raffaelea and Dryadomyces and a diverse set of ophiostomatoid relatives are reported. Expand
The molecular phylogeny of aquatic hyphomycetes with affinity to the Leotiomycetes.
It is evident that many aquatic hyphomycetes have relatives of terrestrial origin, and adaptation to colonize the aquatic environment has evolved independently in multiple phylogenetic lineages within the LeotiomycETes. Expand
Brunneosporella aquatica gen. et sp. nov., Aqualignicola hyalina gen. et sp. nov., Jobellisia viridifusca sp. nov. and Porosphaerellopsis bipolaris sp. nov. (ascomycetes) from submerged wood in
Brunneosporella aquatica gen. et sp. nov., Aqualignicola hyalina gen. et sp. nov., Jobellisia viridifusca sp. nov. and Porosphaerellopsis bipolaris sp. nov. are described and illustrated from woodExpand
The halotolerant fungus Glomerobolus gelineus is a member of the Ostropales.
A phylogenetic analysis of the large and small nuclear ribosomal subunit and the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II placed this fungus within the Ostropales, an order comprising lichenized and saprobic species, with good statistical support and provides a phylogenetic hypothesis for assessing the homology of the enigmatic hyphomal morphology with apothecia-forming Ascomycota. Expand
Population structure and migration pattern of a conifer pathogen, Grosmannia clavigera, as influenced by its symbiont, the mountain pine beetle
The patterns of diversity and the individual assignment tests of the fungal associate suggest that migration across the Rocky Mountains occurred via a northeastern corridor, in accordance with meteorological patterns and observation of MPB movement data. Expand
Molecular systematics of Helicoma, Helicomyces and Helicosporium and their teleomorphs inferred from rDNA sequences.
Traditional characters such as the thickness of the conidial filament and whether conidiophores were conspicuous or reduced proved to be poor predictors of phylogenetic relationships, however some combinations of characters including conidium colour and the presence of lateral, tooth-like conidiogenous cells did appear to be predictive of genetic relationships. Expand