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Families of Dothideomycetes
Dothideomycetes comprise a highly diverse range of fungi characterized mainly by asci with two wall layers (bitunicate asci) and often with fissitunicate dehiscence, and it is hoped that by illustrating types they provide stimulation and interest so that more work is carried out in this remarkable group of fungi. Expand
A class-wide phylogenetic assessment of Dothideomycetes
A genomic comparison of 6 dothideomycete genomes with other fungi finds a high level of unique protein associated with the class, supporting its delineation as a separate taxon. Expand
New primers for promising single-copy genes in fungal phylogenetics and systematics
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. Expand
Naming and outline of Dothideomycetes–2014 including proposals for the protection or suppression of generic names
This paper lists all genera currently accepted by us in Dothideomycetes, including pleomorphic and non-pleomorphic genera, and proposes single generic names for future usage, following the rulings of the current ICN. Expand
Revisiting photobiont diversity in the lichen family Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota)
The diversity of photobionts in this lichen family was investigated using molecular markers amplified from DNA extracts of lichen thalli and cultured isolates to explore patterns of association between fungal and algal partners. Expand
Fungal specificity and selectivity for algae play a major role in determining lichen partnerships across diverse ecogeographic regions in the lichen‐forming family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota)
It is concluded that fungal specificity and selectivity for algal partners play a major role in determining lichen partnerships, potentially superseding ecology, at least at the ecogeographic scale investigated here. Expand
A molecular phylogeny of Graphidaceae (Ascomycota, Lecanoromycetes, Ostropales) including 428 species
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. Expand
Dissociation and horizontal transmission of codispersing lichen symbionts in the genus Lepraria (Lecanorales: Stereocaulaceae).
It is suggested that associations between symbionts are not strictly maintained over evolutionary time, and the ability to switch partners may provide benefits similar to genetic recombination, which may have helped this lineage persist. Expand
Unravelling the phylogenetic relationships of lichenised fungi in Dothideomyceta
The generic concept in several groups is in need of revision, as indicated by non-monophyly of genera, such as Arthonia, Astrothelium, Cryptothecia, Cryptothelium, Enterographa, Opegrapha, and Trypethelium in the authors' analyses. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and symbiotic selectivity of the green algal genus Dictyochloropsis s.l. (Trebouxiophyceae): a polyphyletic and widespread group forming photobiont-mediated guilds in the lichen
Dictyochloropsis s.l. is an ecologically important, common but little-studied genus of green algae. Here, we examined the diversity and host selectivity of algae attributed to this genus at bothExpand