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One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity
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.
The monotypic genus Bulborrhizina belongs to Bulbothrix sensu lato (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota)
The phylogenetic position of the monotypic genus Bulborrhizina is studied using molecular data from three loci aligned with sequences from 95 other samples of parmelioid lichens to identify its relationships within the predominantly paleotropical Bulbothrix ‘clade II’.
Impacts of soil on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi : Growthresponses of Moringa spp., plants sampled from Lake VictoriaBasin
Formally described species woefully underrepresent phylogenetic diversity in the common lichen photobiont genus Trebouxia (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta): An impetus for developing an integrated…
Circumscription of the genus Lepra, a recently resurrected genus to accommodate the “Variolaria”-group of Pertusaria sensu lato (Pertusariales, Ascomycota)
A taxonomic treatment of a group of pertusarialean lichens formerly known as “Pertusaria amara-group”, “Monomurata- group’, or “Variolaria-group" is presented, which includes widespread and well-known taxa such as P. amara, P. albescens, or P. ophthalmiza.
Polyphyly of the genus Canoparmelia— uncovering incongruences between phenotype-based classification and molecular phylogeny within lichenized Ascomycota (Parmeliaceae)
Many phenotypical features traditionally used to classify genera in Parmeliaceae and in lichens in general have evolved several times independently, potentially limiting their taxonomic utility.…
Phylogenetic studies uncover a predominantly African lineage in a widely distributed lichen-forming fungal species
This study investigates biogeographic patterns in a widely distributed isidiate taxon – Parmelinella wallichiana – using molecular sequence data and reveals that Parmelineella wallichina is not monophyletic but falls into four clades.
Molecular phylogenetic studies unmask overlooked diversity in the tropical lichenized fungal genus Bulbothrix s.l. (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota)
Molecular and phenotypical studies on species diversity of Hypotrachyna (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) in Kenya, East Africa
The hypothesis that distributional ranges in parmelioid lichens are more restricted than previously assumed is supported, which supports the idea that several species that were supposed to have wide, intercontinental distributions consist of separate lineages.
Evolution of complex symbiotic relationships in a morphologically derived family of lichen-forming fungi.
The phylogenetic hypothesis supports the independent origin of lichenicolous fungi associated with climatic shifts at the Oligocene-Miocene boundary and provides novel insight into evolutionary relationships in this large and diverse family of Lichen-forming ascomycetes.