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Clarification of generic and species boundaries for Metarhizium and related fungi through multigene phylogenetics
A unified concept of sexual and asexual states in Metarhizium is proposed, combining the majority of species recognized in Metacordyceps as well as the green-spored Nomuraea species and those in the more recently described genus Chamaeleomyces. Expand
A phylogenetically-based nomenclature for Cordycipitaceae (Hypocreales)
A molecular phylogenetic investigation of Cordycipitaceae is presented that enables identification of competing names in this family, and provides the basis upon which these names can be maintained or suppressed. Expand
Phylogenetic-based nomenclatural proposals for Ophiocordycipitaceae (Hypocreales) with new combinations in Tolypocladium
This work proposes to protect and to suppress names within Ophiocordycipitaceae, and to present taxonomic revisions in the genus Tolypocladium, based on rigorous and extensively sampled molecular phylogenetic analyses. Expand
New teleomorph combinations in the entomopathogenic genus Metacordyceps
The genus Metacordyceps contains arthropod pathogens in Clavicipitaceae (Hypocreales) that formerly were classified in Cordyceps sensu Kobayasi et Mains. Of the current arthropod pathogenic genera of… Expand
The phylogenetic placement of hypocrealean insect pathogens in the genus Polycephalomyces: an application of One Fungus One Name.
Using the recently adopted single system of nomenclature, new taxonomic combinations are proposed for these species in the genus Polycephalomyces, which has been historically reserved for asexual or anamorphic taxa. Expand
Genome‐assisted development of nuclear intergenic sequence markers for entomopathogenic fungi of the Metarhizium anisopliae species complex
Entomopathogenic fungi in the genus Metarhizium are useful for biological control programmes against economically important arthropod pests worldwide. However, understanding the true diversity and… Expand
Host jumping onto close relatives and across kingdoms by Tyrannicordyceps (Clavicipitaceae) gen. nov. and Ustilaginoidea_(Clavicipitaceae).
The host habitat hypothesis best explains the dynamic evolution of host affiliations seen in Clavicipitaceae and throughout Hypocreales. Expand
Zombie-ant fungi across continents: 15 new species and new combinations within Ophiocordyceps. I. Myrmecophilous hirsutelloid species
15 new species of Ophiocordyceps with hirsutella-like asexual morphs that exclusively infect ants are described, which form a monophyletic group that is identified in this study as myrmecophilous hirsUTelloid species. Expand
Phylogeny of Hirsutella species (Ophiocordycipitaceae) from the USA: remedying the paucity of Hirsutella sequence data
This work examined 46 isolates of 23 Hirsutella species from the USA, curated by the USDA-ARS Collection of Entomopathogenic Fungal Cultures (ARSEF Culture Collection), that previously had not been molecularly characterized and produced a phylogeny of these organisms. Expand
Community composition and population genetics of insect pathogenic fungi in the genus Metarhizium from soils of a long-term agricultural research system.
- R. Kepler, Todd A. Ugine, J. Maul, M. Cavigelli, S. Rehner
- Biology, Medicine
- Environmental microbiology
- 1 August 2015
Findings illuminate multiple levels of Metarhizium diversity that can be used to inform strategies by which soil MetarHizium populations may be manipulated to exert downward pressure on pest insects and promote plant health. Expand