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Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny
The ancestors of fungi are believed to be simple aquatic forms with flagellated spores, similar to members of the extant phylum Chytridiomycota (chytrids). Current classifications assume thatExpand
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Assembling the fungal tree of life: progress, classification, and evolution of subcellular traits.
Based on an overview of progress in molecular systematics of the true fungi (Fungi/Eumycota) since 1990, little overlap was found among single-locus data matrices, which explains why no large-scaleExpand
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A five-gene phylogeny of Pezizomycotina.
Pezizomycotina is the largest subphylum of Ascomycota and includes the vast majority of filamentous, ascoma-producing species. Here we report the results from weighted parsimony, maximum likelihoodExpand
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New primers for promising single-copy genes in fungal phylogenetics and systematics
Developing powerful phylogenetic markers is a key concern in fungal phylogenetics. Here we report degenerate primers that amplify the single-copy genes Mcm7 (MS456) and Tsr1 (MS277) across a wideExpand
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Illumina metabarcoding of a soil fungal community
Abstract Next generation metabarcoding is becoming an indispensable tool in fungal community ecology. Here we tested Illumina metabarcoding, a method that generates shorter reads but achieves deeperExpand
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Performance of four ribosomal DNA regions to infer higher-level phylogenetic relationships of inoperculate euascomycetes (Leotiomyceta).
The inoperculate euascomycetes are filamentous fungi that form saprobic, parasitic, and symbiotic associations with a wide variety of animals, plants, cyanobacteria, and other fungi. The higher-levelExpand
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Using a temporal phylogenetic method to harmonize family- and genus-level classification in the largest clade of lichen-forming fungi
Although classification at supra-specific ranks is inherently arbitrary, comparable taxonomic ranks within clades can facilitate more consistent classifications and objective comparisons among taxa.Expand
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Phylogenetic relationships of Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota) as revealed by analyses of mtSSU and nLSU rDNA sequence data.
The phylogeny of Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota, Fungi) is investigated utilizing parsimony and Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo analyses, of combined nLSU rDNA and mtSSU rDNA sequence datasets. TheExpand
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Ascus types are phylogenetically misleading in Trapeliaceae and Agyriaceae (Ostropomycetidae, Ascomycota).
The phylogeny of Agyriaceae was investigated using MP and Bayesian approaches based on a combined dataset of nuLSU rDNA, mtSSU rDNA, and RPB1 sequences of 78 ascomycetes. The type genus of the familyExpand
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The phylogenetic placement of Ostropales within Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota) revisited.
Results of molecular studies regarding the phylogenetic placement of the order Ostropales and related taxa within Lecanoromycetes were thus far inconclusive. Some analyses placed the order as sisterExpand
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