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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. Expand
Phylogenomic analysis of type I polyketide synthase genes in pathogenic and saprobic ascomycetes
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A phylogenomic approach was used to investigate the origin and diversity of fungal genes encoding putative PKSs that are predicted to synthesize type I PKs and found that the discontinuous distributions of orthologous P KSs among fungal species can be explained by gene duplication, divergence, and gene loss. Expand
A MULTILOCUS GENEALOGICAL APPROACH TO PHYLOGENETIC SPECIES RECOGNITION IN THE MODEL EUKARYOTE NEUROSPORA
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Not only were phylogenetic criteria superior to traditional reproductive compatibility criteria in revealing the full species diversity of Neurospora, but also significant phylogenetic subdivisions were detected within some species. Expand
The Fungi
The Kingdom Fungi, home to molds, mushrooms, lichens, rusts, smuts and yeasts, comprises eukaryotes with remarkably diverse life histories that make essential contributions to the biosphere, humanExpand
Geographic Barriers Isolate Endemic Populations of Hyperthermophilic Archaea
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The identification of a biogeographic pattern in the archaeon Sulfolobus challenges the current model of microbial biodiversity in which unrestricted dispersal constrains the development of global species richness. Expand
Fungal Molecular Systematics
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The fungi, as thus defined, are of great importance for the following reasons: (a) They are the primary decomposers in all terrestrial ecosystems; (b) they are important symbiotic associates of vascular plants both in mutualistic and parasitic relationships. Expand
Estimation of nucleotide substitution rates in Eurotiomycete fungi.
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Estimating DNA substitution rates in quickly evolving molecules such as the ITS and protein-coding genes will not only provide a means to estimate the divergence times between lineages at and below the genus level, but in conjunction with coalescent theory may provide information for estimating epidemiological parameters. Expand
Fungal Molecular Evolution: Gene Trees and Geologic Time
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Phenetics, cladistics, and computerized data analysis and phylogenetic tree generation are now changing the intellectual rules for taxonomy and phylogenetics. Expand
Phylogenetic Species, Reproductive Mode, and Specificity of the Green Alga Trebouxia Forming Lichens with the Fungal Genus Letharia
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One phylogenetic species of T. jamesii was found to have a recombining population structure, as two alleles of two loci were found in all four pairwise combinations among the haploid genotypes of that species, suggesting that Trebouxia, a genus in which sexual structures have never been observed, is nevertheless recombining. Expand
Dating divergences in the Fungal Tree of Life: review and new analyses.
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The history of dating fungal divergences by nucleic acid variation is reviewed and a dataset of 50 genes for 25 selected fungi, plants and animals is used to investigate divergence times in kingdom Fungi and the choice of fossil calibration points on dating divergence in fungi is tested. Expand
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