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Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny
The ancestors of fungi are believed to be simple aquatic forms with flagellated spores, similar to members of the extant phylum Chytridiomycota (chytrids). Current classifications assume thatExpand
A molecular phylogeny of the flagellated fungi (Chytridiomycota) and description of a new phylum (Blastocladiomycota).
Chytridiomycota (chytrids) is the only phylum of true Fungi that reproduces with motile spores (zoospores). Chytrids currently are classified into five orders based on habitat, zoospore charactersExpand
Ultrastructural and molecular phylogenetic delineation of a new order, the Rhizophydiales (Chytridiomycota).
In the order Chytridiales, Rhizophydium is a morphologically defined genus based upon the production of a monocentric, inoperculate, epibiotic sporangium, an endobiotic rhizoidal axis which branches,Expand
Characterization of Amoeboaphelidium protococcarum, an Algal Parasite New to the Cryptomycota Isolated from an Outdoor Algal Pond Used for the Production of Biofuel
Mass culture of algae for the production of biofuels is a developing technology designed to offset the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. However, large scale culture of algae in open ponds can beExpand
Rhizophlyctidales--a new order in Chytridiomycota.
Rhizophlyctis rosea (Chytridiomycota) is an apparently ubiquitous, soil-inhabiting, cellulose-degrading chytrid that is the type for Rhizophlyctis. Previous studies have revealed multiple zoosporeExpand
Molecular phylogeny of the Blastocladiomycota (Fungi) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA.
The Blastocladiomycota is a recently described phylum of ecologically diverse zoosporic fungi whose species have not been thoroughly sampled and placed within a molecular phylogeny. In this study, weExpand
Temporal variation of the small eukaryotic community in two freshwater lakes: emphasis on zoosporic fungi
Applications of molecular approaches to the study of microbial eukaryotic communities in fresh- water lakes are transforming our understanding of these ecosystems. One of the most unexpected discov-Expand
Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi
A set of standards and protocols is proposed to improve the data quality of new sequences, and we suggest how type and other reference sequences can be used to improve identification of Fungi. Expand
Ultrastructural and molecular analyses of Rhizophydiales (Chytridiomycota) isolates from North America and Argentina.
The Rhizophydiales is the most recently circumscribed order in the Chytridiomycota. Past studies focused on soil chytrids from North America and Australia to determine the range of diversity withinExpand
6 Chytridiomycota, Monoblepharidomycota, and Neocallimastigomycota
Molecular phylogenetics has revolutionized our perception of relationships among zoosporic fungi. These organisms are now known to be exceedingly diverse and have adapted to a wide range of habitatsExpand