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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
A molecular phylogeny of the flagellated fungi (Chytridiomycota) and description of a new phylum (Blastocladiomycota).
The phylogeny suggests that Chytridiomycota is not monophyletic and there are four major lineages of chytrids: Rozella spp. Expand
Fungal biodiversity in aquatic habitats
It is predicted that many species remain to be discovered in aquatic habitats given the few taxonomic specialists studying these fungi, the few substrate types studied intensively, and the vast geographical area not yet sampled. Expand
Mass mortality of the tropical seagrass Thalassia testudinum in Florida Bay (USA)
This report documents rapid and widespread mortality of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum Banks ex Konig (turtle grass) in Florida Bay at the southern tip of the Flonda peninsula (USA). More than… Expand
Experimental evidence that the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is a potential carrier of chytridiomycosis, an emerging fungal disease of amphibians
Results provide the first experimental evidence that bullfrogs can be infected by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, but are relatively resistant to the disease chytridiomycosis, which is lethal to many other amphibian species. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics of the Chytridiomycota supports the utility of ultrastructural data in chytrid systematics
A phylogeny of ribosomal DNA sequences coding for the small subunit gene of 54 chytrids, with emphasis on sampling the largest order, the Chytridiales, revealed homoplasy in several developmental and zoosporangial characters and suggested that the divergence times of these groups may be ancient. Expand
Labyrinthula sp., a marine slime mold producing the symptoms of wasting disease in eelgrass, Zostera marina
Disease tests for pathogenicity performed on eelgrass, using four Labyrinthula spp. Expand
AMPHIBIAN POPULATION DECLINES AT SAVANNAH RIVER SITE ARE LINKED TO CLIMATE, NOT CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS
It is demonstrated that the presence of B. dendrobatidis in amphibian communities where some species are declining does not always implicate chytrids as a cause of the decline, and the use of archived museum specimens and long-term population monitoring in studying the host-parasite ecology of emerging diseases is demonstrated. Expand
The stramenopiles from a molecular perspective 16S-like rRNA sequences from Labyrinthuloides minuta and Cafeteria roenbergensis
Abstract Comparisons of 16S-like ribosomal RNA sequences from the heterotrophic marine flagellate Cafeteria roenbergensis Fenchel et Patterson, the slime net Labyrinthuloides minuta Watson et Raper… Expand
EELGRASS WASTING DISEASE: CAUSE AND RECURRENCE OF A MARINE EPIDEMIC.
It is proven that the causal organism of the present epidemic is a pathogenic strain of Labyrinthula, which was suspected, but never conclusively shown to cause the 1930s wasting disease. Expand