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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, and the seven remaining classes formed a monophyletic group that corresponds to Leotiomyceta. Expand
Phylogenetic insights resolve Dacampiaceae (Pleosporales) as polyphyletic: Didymocyrtis (Pleosporales, Phaeosphaeriaceae) with Phoma-like anamorphs resurrected and segregated from Polycoccum
A phylogenetic analysis of nuLSU and ITS sequences representing genera previously included in Dacampiaceae indicates that the family is strongly polyphyletic and that the type species of Dacampia isExpand
A multigene phylogenetic synthesis for the class Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota): 1307 fungi representing 1139 infrageneric taxa, 317 genera and 66 families.
A multigene phylogenetic synthesis of the Lecanoromycetes based on 642 newly generated and 3329 publicly available sequences revealing relatively stable relationships for many families and orders is provided. Expand
New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes.
The phylogenies confirm that ascus morphology cannot be applied consistently to shape the classification of lichen-forming fungi and conclude that a phylogenetic synthesis for a chosen taxonomic group should include a comprehensive assessment of phylogenetic confidence based on multiple estimates using different methods and on a progressive taxon sampling with an increasing number of taxa, even if it involves an increasing amount of missing data. Expand
The lichens of the Alps – an annotated checklist
The number of poorly known taxa is quite high, which indicates that, in spite of the Alps being one of the lichenologically most studied mountain systems worldwide, much work is still needed to reach a satisfactory picture of their real lichen diversity. Expand
Contributions to a revision of Cercidospora (Dothideales), 2: Species on Lecanora s. l., Rhizoplaca and Squamarina
A study on the taxonomy, morphology and anatomy of the lichenicolous species of the genus Cercidospora growing on lichens of the genera Lecanora (Lecanoraceae) and Squamarina (Stereocaulaceae) is presented. Expand
Diversity and vertical distribution of lichens in a Venezuelan tropical lowland rain forest.
An investigation was conducted in 1997-1998 on species diversity and vertical distribution of lichenized fungi within a tropical lowland rain forest in southern Venezuela, which showed crustose lichens as the dominant life form. Expand
On lichenicolous fungi from North America. II.
The lichenized Leucocarpia biatorella, found as admixture in a specimen of Arthonia peltigerea, is reported for the first time from Colorado. Expand
One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity
A total of 100 new species of lichenized fungi are described, representing a wide taxonomic and geographic range, and emphasizing the dire need for taxonomic expertise in lichenology. Expand
The sterile microfilamentous lichenized fungi Cystocoleus ebeneus and Racodium rupestre are relatives of plant pathogens and clinically important dothidealean fungi.
The phylogenetic positions of the always-sterile microfilamentous lichens Cystocoleus ebeneus and Racodium rupestre were studied and it is revealed that both genera are ascomycetes and belong to Dothideomycetidae: they are not close to lichenized members within the subclass, but rather belong to Capnodiales. Expand