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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
Myconet Volume 14. Part One. Outline of Ascomycota—2009. Part Two. Notes on Ascomycete Systematics. Nos. 4751–5113
The current classification that includes all accepted genera and higher taxa above the generic level in the phylum Ascomycota is presented, based on the changes listed in Myconet notes 4751–5113. Expand
Fungal diversity notes 111–252—taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa
This paper is a compilation of notes on 142 fungal taxa, including five new families, 20 new genera, and 100 new species, representing a wide taxonomic and geographic range. The new families,Expand
Recognition of seven species in the Cryptococcus gattii/Cryptococcus neoformans species complex.
MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry readily distinguishes the newly recognized species, which differ in aspects of pathogenicity, prevalence for patient groups, as well as biochemical and physiological aspects, such as susceptibility to antifungals. Expand
Towards an integrated phylogenetic classification of the Tremellomycetes
Based on the results inferred from molecular data and morphological and physiochemical features, an updated classification for the Tremellomycetes is proposed and five orders, 17 families and 54 genera are accepted, including seven new families and 18 new genera. Expand
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
Outline of Ascomycota - 2007
The present classification contains all accepted genera and higher taxa above the generic level in phylum Ascomycota. 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 classification of yeasts and related taxa within Pucciniomycotina
Nine genera were emended to include anamorphic and teleomorphic species based on the results obtained by a multi-gene phylogenetic analysis, phylogenetic network analyses, branch length-based methods, as well as morphological, physiological and biochemical comparisons. Expand
Phylogeography of the montane caddisfly Drusus discolor: evidence for multiple refugia and periglacial survival
The study shows that these aquatic organisms reacted differently to Pleistocene cooling than many terrestrial species, allowing many local endemic clades to form and suggesting that past fragmentation is the prominent process structuring the populations across Europe. Expand