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The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.
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.
Host Specialization in the Charcoal Rot Fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina.
Host specialization in Macrophomina phaseolina was isolated from soybean, corn, sorghum, and cotton root tissue and soil from fields cropped continuously to these species for 15 years, suggesting that M. phaseolina constitutes a single species.
The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeasts.
- S. Suh, J. McHugh, D. Pollock, M. Blackwell
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMycological research
- 1 March 2005
The distribution suggests that the some of the yeasts diversified by a process of horizontal transmission in the habitats and subsequent specialization in association with insect hosts, leading to high yeast diversity in a previously unexplored habitat.
Morphological and ecological similarities: wood-boring beetles associated with novel xylose-fermenting yeasts, Spathaspora passalidarum gen. sp. nov. and Candida jeffriesii sp. nov.
Methylotrophic yeasts near Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha: a proposal of Ogataea angusta comb. nov. and Candida parapolymorpha sp. nov.
Two novel species are proposed here two novel species, Ogataea angusta comb and Candida parapolymorpha sp.
Early diverging Ascomycota: phylogenetic divergence and related evolutionary enigmas.
To answer controversial questions on the origin, monophyly and evolution of the Taphrinomycotina, additional integrated phylogenetic analyses might be necessary using sequences of more genes with broader taxon sampling from the early diverging Ascomycota.
Five novel Candida species in insect-associated yeast clades isolated from Neuroptera and other insects.
Twelve yeasts isolated from the gut of adult insects in five neuropteran families and a roach were identified as five novel Candida species that occurred in three phylogenetically distinct clades, suggesting a close association of these species and their insect hosts.
Wood ingestion by passalid beetles in the presence of xylose‐fermenting gut yeasts
The consistent association of xylose‐fermenting yeasts of almost identical genotypes with passalid beetles across a broad geographical distribution, suggests a significant symbiotic association.
Insect symbiosis: derivation of yeast-like endosymbionts within an entomopathogenic filamentous lineage.
The results of this study support a hypothesis of two independent origins of insect-associated YLSs from among filamentous ascomycetes: the planthopper Y LSs in the Clavicipitaceae and theYLSs associated with anobiid beetles (Symbiotaphrina species).
Yeasts isolated from plant-associated beetles and other insects: seven novel Candida species near Candida albicans.
Yeasts related to Candida albicans were isolated from the digestive tracts of beetles in eight families and various orders of insects such as earwigs, crickets, and roaches, most of which were caught…