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Phylogenetic species recognition and species concepts in fungi.
A phylogenetic approach to recognize fungal species based on concordance of multiple gene genealogies is compared to those based on morphology and reproductive behavior. Expand
A Metagenomic Survey of Microbes in Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
The observation that irradiated combs from affected colonies can be repopulated with naive bees suggests that infection may contribute to colony collapse disorder (CCD). Expand
A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
A comprehensive phylogenetic classification of the kingdom Fungi is proposed, with reference to recent molecular phylogenetic analyses, and with input from diverse members of the fungal taxonomicExpand
Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny
It is indicated that there may have been at least four independent losses of the flagellum in the kingdom Fungi, and the enigmatic microsporidia seem to be derived from an endoparasitic chytrid ancestor similar to Rozella allomycis, on the earliest diverging branch of the fungal phylogenetic tree. Expand
FUSARIUM-ID v. 1.0: A DNA Sequence Database for Identifying Fusarium
FUSARIUM-ID v. 1.0, a publicly available database of partial translation elongation factor 1-alpha (TEF) DNA sequences, presently representing a selected sample of the diversity of the genus diversity, with excellent representation of Type-B trichothecene toxin producers, and the Gibberella fujikuroi, Fusarium oxysporum and F. solani species complexes. Expand
Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Fusarium oxysporum: An Efficient Tool for Insertional Mutagenesis and Gene Transfer.
The construction of four novel binary vectors for fungal transformation and the optimization of an ATMT protocol for insertional mutagenesis, which permits an efficient genetic manipulation of Fusarium oxysporum and other phytopathogenic fungi to be achieved. Expand
Molecular Evidence for the Early Colonization of Land by Fungi and Plants
Protein sequence analyses indicate that green algae and major lineages of fungi were present 1000 Ma and that land plants appeared by 700 Ma, possibly affecting Earth's atmosphere, climate, and evolution of animals in the Precambrian. Expand
An adaptive evolutionary shift in Fusarium head blight pathogen populations is driving the rapid spread of more toxigenic Fusarium graminearum in North America.
Results indicate that selection is driving the rapid spread of an introduced pathogen population that is more toxigenic and potentially more vigorous and has significant implications for food safety and cereal production in North America. Expand
Genealogical concordance between the mating type locus and seven other nuclear genes supports formal recognition of nine phylogenetically distinct species within the Fusarium graminearum clade.
Molecular evolutionary analyses indicate the MAT genes are under strong purifying selection and that they are functionally constrained, even in species for which a sexual state is unknown, and the phylogeny supports a monophyletic and apomorphic origin of homothallism within this clade. Expand
A multi-locus phylogeny for Phytophthora utilizing markers derived from complete genome sequences.
A genus-wide phylogeny for 82 Phytophthora species is presented using seven of the most informative loci (approximately 8700 nucleotide sites) and support the division of the genus into 10 well-supported clades. Expand