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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
The simple-septate basidiomycetes: a synopsis
The integrated analysis of several ultrastructural features such as septal pore apparatus, form, and behavior of the spindle pole bodies, types of host–parasite interaction, presence or absence of colacosome, symplechosomes, atractsomes, and cystosomes as well as nuclear rDNA sequences coding for small- and large-subunit rRNA are compared. Expand
Sebacinales: a hitherto overlooked cosm of heterobasidiomycetes with a broad mycorrhizal potential.
A well-resolved phylogeny of the main lineages of basidiomycetes is presented which suggests that the Sebacinaceae is the most basal group with known mycorrhizal members, and it is evident that there is a cosm of mycor Rhizal biodiversity yet to be discovered in this group. Expand
A framework for a phylogenetic classification in the genus Cortinarius (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) derived from morphological and molecular data
A new base for a more natural classification system in Cortinarius is proposed involving the taxonomic rearrangement of the species into the following major lineages that are informally designate as “clades” at this time. Expand
Phylogeny of the rust fungi: an approach using nuclear large subunit ribosomal DNA sequences
Neighbor joining analysis and a Bayesian method of phylogenetic inference using Monte Carlo Markov chains confirm the rust fungi as a natural group and indicate that Puccinia, Uromyces, Endophyllum, and Cumminsiella have a common origin. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of the downy mildews (Peronosporales) and related groups based on nuclear large subunit ribosomal DNA sequences
The results confirm the major division between the Pythiales and Peronosporales on the one hand and the Saprolegniales, Leptomitales, and Rhipidiales on the other and show the Sclerosporale was shown to be polyphyletic. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships in Auriculariales and related groups: hypotheses derived from nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences
The Sebacinaceae, including the genera Sebacina, Efibulobasidium, Tremelloscypha, and Craterocolla, was confirmed as a monophyletic group, which appeared distant from other taxa ascribed to the Auriculariales. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Ustilago, Sporisorium, and related taxa based on combined analyses of rDNA sequences.
Combined analyses of ITS and LSU rDNA sequences were utilized to resolve the phylogenetic relationships of 98 members of the smut genera Lundquistia, Melanopsichium, Moesziomyces, Macalpinomyces,Expand
Sebacinales Everywhere: Previously Overlooked Ubiquitous Fungal Endophytes
Using DNA-based detection and electron microscopy, data suggest that the multitude of mycorrhizal interactions in Sebacinales may have arisen from an ancestral endophytic habit by specialization, and may be a previously unrecognized universal hidden force in plant ecosystems. Expand
How do obligate parasites evolve? A multi-gene phylogenetic analysis of downy mildews.
Character analysis indicates an evolutionary scenario of gradually increasing adaptation to plant parasitism in Peronosporales and that at least the most important of these adaptive steps occurred only once, including major host shifts within downy mildews. Expand