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A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
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.
A phylogenetic estimation of trophic transition networks for ascomycetous fungi: are lichens cradles of symbiotrophic fungal diversification?
Use of phylogenetic analyses that incorporate these newly recovered fungi and ancestral state reconstructions that take into account phylogenetic uncertainty provide the basis for estimating trophic transition networks in the Ascomycota and provide a first set of hypotheses regarding the evolution of symbiotrophy and saprotrophy in the most species-rich fungal phylum.
Assembling the fungal tree of life: progress, classification, and evolution of subcellular traits.
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.
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.
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.
Phylogenetic relationships, host affinity, and geographic structure of boreal and arctic endophytes from three major plant lineages.
Host and geographic structure of endophytic and endolichenic fungi at a continental scale.
- J. U’Ren, F. Lutzoni, J. Miadlikowska, Alex Laetsch, A. Arnold
- Environmental ScienceAmerican journal of botany
- 1 May 2012
This study provides a first evaluation of endophytic and endolichenic fungal associations with their hosts at a continental scale and sets the stage for empirical assessments of ecological specificity, metabolic capability, and comparative genomics.
Pseudocyphellaria perpetua, a New Lichen from Western North America
Comparison of ITS and LSU nrDNA sequences support taxonomic distinctness of these two species of lichenized fungus and the genus Pseudocyphellaria is very likely polyphyletic, consisting of at least two highly divergent groups.
Phylogenetic Revision of the Genus Peltigera (Lichen‐Forming Ascomycota) Based on Morphological, Chemical, and Large Subunit Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Data
The monophyly of these seven morpho‐chemical Peltigera groups is tested and a classification based on a phylogenetic approach is proposed and Hydrothyria is transferred to Pelt Tigera and a new combination Peltigersa hydrothyria Miadlikowska & Lutzoni is proposed.