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Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi
Among the regions of the ribosomal cistron, the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region has the highest probability of successful identification for the broadest range of fungi, with the most clearly defined barcode gap between inter- and intraspecific variation.
The genera of hyphomycetes
The genera of hyphomycetes areorders of bacteria of the phylum phylum “Hemolymphae” related to “superficial” cells of the “building blocks” of DNA.
Indoor fungal composition is geographically patterned and more diverse in temperate zones than in the tropics
The results suggest that factors driving fungal composition are primarily global rather than mediated by building design or function, and it is shown that fungal diversity is significantly higher in temperate zones than in the tropics, with distance from the equator being the best predictor of phylogenetic community similarity.
An overview of the systematics of the Sordariomycetes based on a four-gene phylogeny.
The phylogenetic relationship among 106 taxa from 12 orders out of 16 in the Sordariomycetes was investigated based on four nuclear loci, and most of the orders are recognized as monophyletic groups.
Progress towards DNA barcoding of fungi
  • K. Seifert
  • Biology
    Molecular ecology resources
  • 1 May 2009
Existing mycological research networks should facilitate the rapid development of DNA barcoding of fungi once the marker issue is settled, and some available online fungal identification databases are briefly described.
A multigene phylogeny of the Dothideomycetes using four nuclear loci
An expanded multigene phylogeny of the Dothideomycetes is presented and a new order of Botryosphaeriales is proposed based on strong molecular support for the placement of Mycosphaerellaceae and Piedraiaceae within the Capnodiales and introduce Davidiellaceae as a new family to accommodate species of Davidiella with Cladosporium anamorphs.
An overview of the taxonomy, phylogeny, and typification of nectriaceous fungi in Cosmospora, Acremonium, Fusarium, Stilbella, and Volutella
The combined phylogenetic analysis shows that the present concept of Fusarium is not monophyletic and that the genus divides into two large groups, one basal in the family, the other terminal, separated by a large group of species classified in genera such as Calonectria, NeonECTria, and Volutella.
Prospects for fungus identification using CO1 DNA barcodes, with Penicillium as a test case
Analysis of patterns of sequence divergences in this gene region for 38 fungal taxa with full CO1 sequences suggested that CO1 could be effective in species recognition, and designed primers for a 545-bp fragment of CO1 and generated sequences for multiple strains from 58 species of Penicillium subgenus Penicilla and 12 allied species.