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Cryptolepiota, a new sequestrate genus in the Agaricaceae with evidence for adaptive radiation in western North America
Phylogenetic analyses based on nLSU and ITS sequence data indicate that the sequestrate genus Gigasperma is polyphyletic and Cryptolepiota is proposed to accommodate the three species in this clade of fungi.
The phylogenetic placement of the Leucogastrales, including Mycolevis siccigleba (Cribbeaceae), in the Albatrellaceae using morphological and molecular data.
All structures except spore ornamentation pointed to the Albatrellaceae as the most likely sister taxon, suggesting that disparate lineages are subject to a uniform selection pressure.
Microbial biodiversity of Great Salt Lake, Utah
This study provides the first evidence of the large microbial diversity supported by GSL to provide a large metabolic potential independent of the salt concentration.
Does secotioid inertia drive the evolution of false-truffles?
Secotioid inertia can be used to account for reversals in fruit body morphology and instability in mycorrhizal formation and the implications of secotIOid drive are discussed with reference to gasteromycete phylogenetics, evolution, and conservation.
Moniliophthora aurantiaca sp. nov., a Polynesian species occurring in littoral forests
A phylogenetic analysis of nLSU and ITS sequences indicates that Moniliophthora aurantiaca has an affinity with the Central and South American members of the genus.
Inocybe tauensis, a new species from the Samoan Archipelago with biogeographic evidence for a Paleotropical origin.
Based on an analysis of nLSU, RPB1, and RPB2 sequence data, Inocybe tauensis appears to be derived from ancestors with a Paleotropical biogeographical distribution.