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Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny
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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.
Assembling the fungal tree of life: progress, classification, and evolution of subcellular traits.
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This study provides a phylogenetic synthesis for the Fungi and a framework for future phylogenetic studies on fungi and the impact of this newly discovered phylogenetic structure on supraordinal classifications is discussed.
A five-gene phylogeny of Pezizomycotina.
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Pezizomycotina is the largest subphylum of Ascomycota and includes the vast majority of filamentous, ascoma-producing species, and the seven remaining classes formed a monophyletic group that corresponds to Leotiomyceta.
New primers for promising single-copy genes in fungal phylogenetics and systematics
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Degenerate primers that amplify the single-copy genes Mcm7 (MS456) and Tsr1 (MS277) across a wide range of Pezizomycotina (Ascomycota) are reported and analyses suggest that the new primers will need no, or only minor sequence modifications to amplify Saccharomycotins, Taphrinomycotinas and Basidiomycota.
Using a temporal phylogenetic method to harmonize family- and genus-level classification in the largest clade of lichen-forming fungi
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A recently developed temporal approach that uses time-calibrated chronograms to identify temporal bands for specific ranks in Parmeliaceae and allied groups with the overarching goal of establishing a consistent, stable classification is used.
Relocation, high‐latitude warming and host genetic identity shape the foliar fungal microbiome of poplars
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Examination of the effect of host relocation and high‐latitude warming on the complex fungal endophytic microbiome associated with leaves of an ecologically dominant boreal forest tree suggests that climate change effects on host–microbiome systems may be mediated by the interaction of environmental factors and the population genetic processes of the hosts.
An Illumina metabarcoding pipeline for fungi
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A flexible pipeline for pruning and analyzing fungal barcode (ITS rDNA) data generated as paired-end reads on Illumina MiSeq sequencers is provided, giving the user maximum control over data treatment and avoiding a black-box approach.
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