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Phylogenetic generic classification of parmelioid lichens (Parmeliaceae,Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence.
An overview of current knowledge of the major clades of all parmelioid lichens is given and 27 genera within nine main clades are accepted, including 31 of 33 currently accepted parMelioid genera (and 63 of 84 accepted genera of Parmeliaceae). Expand
One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity
A total of 100 new species of lichenized fungi are described, representing a wide taxonomic and geographic range, and emphasizing the dire need for taxonomic expertise in lichenology. Expand
Commercial and ethnic use of lichens in India
The diversity of Indian lichen flora has undergone a considerable decline in the last five decades. Among the various anthropogenic activities, overexploitation and selective removal of economicallyExpand
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) accumulation in lichen, Phaeophyscia hispidula of DehraDun City, Garhwal Himalayas
The study establishes the utility of P. hispidula as an excellent biomonitoring organism in monitoring of PAH from foot hill to sub temperate area of the Garhwal Himalayas. Expand
Biodiversity, bioaccumulation and physiological changes in lichens growing in the vicinity of coal-based thermal power plant of Raebareli district, north India.
The lichen diversity assessment carried out around a coal-based thermal power plant indicated the increase in lichen abundance with the decrease in distance from power plant in general, while protein, carotenoid and phaeophytisation exhibited significant decrease. Expand
Assessing the vitality of Himalayan lichens by measuring their photosynthetic performances using chlorophyll fluorescence technique
Photosynthetic performances of alpine lichens were found to be better than those of temperate due to the influence of favourable climate, wet soil and rock in the region. Expand
New monophyletic branches of the Teloschistaceae (lichen-forming Ascomycota) proved by three gene phylogeny
Seventeen robust monophyletic branches newly discovered in the phylogenetic tree of the Teloschistaceae after separate nrITS, nrLSU and mtSSU, as well as combined phylogenetic analysis are proposedExpand
The lichen genus Diploschistes in India and Nepal
Abstract Abstract: A taxonomic revision of 15 taxa of Diploschistes from India and Nepal is presented. Two species, D. awasthii and D. nepalensis , are described as new. Diploschistes caesioplumbeusExpand
Accumulation and toxic effect of arsenic and other heavy metals in a contaminated area of West Bengal, India, in the lichen Pyxine cocoes (Sw.) Nyl.
The chlorophyll stability index, chlorophyLL degradation and carotenoid contents were found to be the most sensitive parameters to assess the vitality of lichen thallus against changing environment. Expand
Antioxidant Capacities, Phenolic Profile and Cytotoxic Effects of Saxicolous Lichens from Trans-Himalayan Cold Desert of Ladakh
It is proved that the unique trans-Himalayan lichens are a hitherto untapped bioresource with immense potential for discovery of new chemical entities, and this biodiversity needs to be tapped sustainably. Expand