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The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.
A 6-gene, 420-species maximum-likelihood phylogeny of Ascomycota, the largest phylum of Fungi, and a phylogenetic informativeness analysis of all 6 genes and a series of ancestral character state reconstructions support a terrestrial, saprobic ecology as ancestral are presented. Expand
A class-wide phylogenetic assessment of Dothideomycetes
A genomic comparison of 6 dothideomycete genomes with other fungi finds a high level of unique protein associated with the class, supporting its delineation as a separate taxon. Expand
Phylogenetic lineages in the Capnodiales
It is concluded that the strictly plant pathogenic, nectrotrophic families evolved from saprobic ancestors (Capnodiaceae), which is the more primitive state. Expand
Acremonium phylogenetic overview and revision of Gliomastix, Sarocladium, and Trichothecium
Over 200 new sequences are generated for members of the genus Acremonium and related taxa including ribosomal small subunit sequences (SSU) for phylogenetic analysis and large subunit (LSU) sequencesExpand
Redefinition of Aureobasidium pullulans and its varieties
To characterise the genetic variability of Aureobasidium pullulans strains originating from the Arctic and strains originating pan-globally, a multilocus molecular analysis was performed and a partial elongase-encoding gene was successfully used as a phylogenetic marker at the (infra-)specific level. Expand
DNA barcoding in Mucorales: an inventory of biodiversity
The phylogenetic analyses showed that all non-thermophilic Rhizomucor species belong to Mucor and the genus Zygorhynchus was shown to be polyphyletic based on ITS and LSU data, and several taxonomic and nomenclatural changes became necessary. Expand
A rock-inhabiting ancestor for mutualistic and pathogen-rich fungal lineages
The rock-dwelling habit is shown here to be key to the evolution of these two ecologically disparate orders, as it facilitated colonisation of various substrates including the brains of vertebrates by opportunistic fungal pathogens, as well as helped establishment of a stable lichen symbiosis. Expand
Biodiversity in the Cladosporium herbarum complex (Davidiellaceae, Capnodiales), with standardisation of methods for Cladosporium taxonomy and diagnostics
Standard protocols and media are herewith proposed to facilitate future morphological examination of Cladosporium spp. Expand
Opportunistic, human-pathogenic species in the Herpotrichiellaceae are phenotypically similar to saprobic or phytopathogenic species in the Venturiaceae
Although morphologically similar, species of Cladophialophora (Herpotrichiellaceae) were shown to be phylogenetically distinct from Pseudocladosporium (Venturiaceae), which was revealed to beExpand
Drought meets acid: three new genera in a dothidealean clade of extremotolerant fungi
Fungal strains isolated from rocks and lichens collected in the Antarctic ice-free area of the Victoria Land, one of the coldest and driest habitats on earth, were found in two phylogeneticallyExpand