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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.
A molecular phylogeny of Graphidaceae (Ascomycota, Lecanoromycetes, Ostropales) including 428 species
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A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the lichen family Graphidaceae (subfamilies Graphidoideae and Fissurinoideae) based on partial sequences of the mtSSU, nuLSU rDNA, and RPB2 loci confirms that rounded and lirellate ascomata evolved multiple times in unrelated clades within the family.
Phylogeny and phenotypic variation in the lichen family Graphidaceae (Ostropomycetidae, Ascomycota).
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The Bayesian analysis of combined mt SSU and nuLSU rDNA sequence data was compared with recently introduced concepts of genera and it is suggested that the name Graphidaceae is used in a broader sense to include members of Thelotremataceae.
One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity
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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.
New or otherwise interesting Lichens. VI, including a lichenicolous fungus
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Eight lichenized ascomycetes and one lichenicolous non-lichenized fungus are described as new to science, and Buellia vioxanthina is transferred to the genus Cratiria, and a new chemotype of Eschatogonia prolifera was found in Thailand.
Gyalectoid Pertusaria species form a sister-clade to Coccotrema (Ostropomycetidae, Ascomycota) and comprise the new lichen genus Gyalectaria
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The phylogeny and taxonomic placement of three species currently placed in the genus Pertusaria with gyalectoid ascomata were studied using maximum likelihood and Bayesian analysis of four molecular loci and a new genus Gyalectaria Schmitt, Kalb & Lumbsch is described in Coccotremataceae to accommodate these species.
A world-wide key to the thelotremoid Graphidaceae, excluding the Ocellularia-Myriotrema-Stegobolus clade
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The keys include all genera and species with chroodiscoid, lepadinoid, and topeliopsidoid apothecia and other taxa featuring periphysoids or fibrils, and their relatives.
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