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The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.
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A 6-gene, 420-species maximum-likelihood phylogeny of Ascomycota, the largest phylum of Fungi, and a phylogenetic informativeness analysis of all 6 genes and a series of ancestral character state reconstructions support a terrestrial, saprobic ecology as ancestral are presented.
Phylogeny of the Genus Cladonia s.lat. (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycetes) Inferred from Molecular, Morphological, and Chemical Data
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Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cladonia, including Cladina, were reconstructed based upon simultaneous analyses of DNA sequences and morphological and chemical data, and a new provisional classification for the genus is proposed.
Phylogeny of the Genus Cladonia s.lat. (Cladoniaceae, Ascomycetes) Inferred from Molecular, Morphological, and Chemical Data
TLDR
Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cladonia, including Cladina, were reconstructed based upon simultaneous analyses of DNA sequences and morphological and chemical data, and a new provisional classification for the genus is proposed.
New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes.
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The phylogenies confirm that ascus morphology cannot be applied consistently to shape the classification of lichen-forming fungi and conclude that a phylogenetic synthesis for a chosen taxonomic group should include a comprehensive assessment of phylogenetic confidence based on multiple estimates using different methods and on a progressive taxon sampling with an increasing number of taxa, even if it involves an increasing amount of missing data.
Multiple origins of symbioses between ascomycetes and bryophytes suggested by a five‐gene phylogeny
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It is shown that bryosymbiotic fungi occur in numerous lineages, one of which represents a newly discovered lineage among the Ascomycota and exhibits a tripartite association with cyanobacteria and sphagna.
High cyanobiont selectivity of epiphytic lichens in old growth boreal forest of Finland.
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Here, cyanobiont selectivity of epiphytic lichen species was examined in an old growth forest area in Finland and it is indicated that the Lichen species examined are highly selective towards their cyanobIONt partners.
Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi
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A set of standards and protocols are proposed to improve the data quality of new sequences, and it is suggested how type and other reference sequences can be used to improve identification of Fungi.
Polypores and genus concepts in Phanerochaetaceae (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)
We explored whether DNA-phylogeny-based and morphology-based genus concepts can be reconciled in the basidiomycete family Phanerochaetaceae. Our results show that macromorphology of fruiting bodies
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