• Publications
  • Influence
Towards a unified paradigm for sequence‐based identification of fungi
All fungal species represented by at least two ITS sequences in the international nucleotide sequence databases are now given a unique, stable name of the accession number type, and the term ‘species hypothesis’ (SH) is introduced for the taxa discovered in clustering on different similarity thresholds. Expand
A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
A comprehensive phylogenetic classification of the kingdom Fungi is proposed, with reference to recent molecular phylogenetic analyses, and with input from diverse members of the fungal taxonomicExpand
UNITE: a database providing web-based methods for the molecular identification of ectomycorrhizal fungi.
The UNITE database, an open-access database dedicated to the reliable identification of ECM fungi, comprises well annotated fungal ITS sequences from well defined herbarium specimens that include full her barium reference identification data, collector/source and ecological data. Expand
Intraspecific ITS Variability in the Kingdom Fungi as Expressed in the International Sequence Databases and Its Implications for Molecular Species Identification
The present study estimates the intraspecific ITS variability in all fungi presently available to the mycological community through the international sequence databases and cautions against simplified approaches to automated ITS-based species delimitation and reiterate the need for taxonomic expertise in the translation of sequence data into species names. Expand
Global diversity and geography of soil fungi
Diversity of most fungal groups peaked in tropical ecosystems, but ectomycorrhizal fungi and several fungal classes were most diverse in temperate or boreal ecosystems, and manyfungal groups exhibited distinct preferences for specific edaphic conditions (such as pH, calcium, or phosphorus). Expand
The phylogenetic distribution of resupinate forms across the major clades of mushroom‐forming fungi (Homobasidiomycetes)
Phylogenetic relationships of resupinate Homobasidiomycetes (Corticiaceae s. lat. and others) were studied using ribosomal DNA sequences from a broad sample of res upinate and nonresupinate taxa to support monophyly of the eight major clades of Homob as well as independent lineages corresponding to the Gloeophyllum clade, corticioid clade and Jaapia argillacea. Expand
The UNITE database for molecular identification of fungi: handling dark taxa and parallel taxonomic classifications
UNITE is a web-based database and sequence management environment for the molecular identification of fungi that targets the formal fungal barcode—the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer region—and offers all public fungal ITS sequences for reference. Expand
Re-thinking the classification of corticioid fungi.
  • K. Larsson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Mycological research
  • 1 September 2007
A phylogenetic classification for corticioid fungi at the family level is presented and three additional families not covered by the phylogenetic analyses are also included in the classification. Expand
Phylogenetic and phylogenomic overview of the Polyporales
The most promising candidate single-copy genes are presented, and nodes in the Polyporales phylogeny critical for the suprageneric taxonomy of the order are identified and discussed. Expand