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The fungi: 1, 2, 3 ... 5.1 million species?
- M. Blackwell
- BiologyAmerican journal of botany
- 1 March 2011
Technological advances make it possible to apply molecular methods to develop a stable classification and to discover and identify fungal taxa, revealing a monophyletic kingdom and increased diversity among early-diverging lineages.
A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology
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.
The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeasts.
- S. Suh, J. McHugh, D. Pollock, M. Blackwell
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMycological research
- 1 March 2005
The distribution suggests that the some of the yeasts diversified by a process of horizontal transmission in the habitats and subsequent specialization in association with insect hosts, leading to high yeast diversity in a previously unexplored habitat.
Phylogenetic Distribution of Fungal Sterols
Although most fungi in the most speciose clades have ergosterol as a major sterol, sterols are more varied than currently understood, and their distribution supports certain clades of Fungi in current fungal phylogenies.
The Fungal Tree of Life: from Molecular Systematics to Genome-Scale Phylogenies.
- J. Spatafora, M. C. Aime, I. Grigoriev, F. Martin, J. Stajich, M. Blackwell
- BiologyMicrobiology spectrum
- 1 September 2017
This article reviews the major phyla, subphyla, and classes of the kingdom Fungi and provides brief summaries of ecologies, morphologies, and exemplar taxa and examples of how molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary genomics have advanced the understanding of fungal evolution within each of the phyla and some of the major classes.
Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts
- R. Riley, S. Haridas, T. Jeffries
- Biology, EngineeringProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 17 August 2016
The comparative genome analysis of 29 taxonomically and biotechnologically important yeasts, including 16 newly sequenced, enables correlation of genes to useful metabolic properties and showed the synteny of the mating-type locus to be conserved over a billion years of evolution.
Ecology and evolution of mycophagous bark beetles and their fungal partners.
It is hypothesized that fungal feeding allows for more efficient use of the inner bark and gives these bark beetles a competitive edge over other species of bark beetles and phloeophagous (phloem feeding) wood borers.