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The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.
We present a 6-gene, 420-species maximum-likelihood phylogeny of Ascomycota, the largest phylum of Fungi. This analysis is the most taxonomically complete to date with species sampled from all 15Expand
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The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeasts.
We isolated over 650 yeasts over a three year period from the gut of a variety of beetles and characterized them on the basis of LSU rDNA sequences and morphological and metabolic traits. Of these,Expand
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Morphological and ecological similarities: wood-boring beetles associated with novel xylose-fermenting yeasts, Spathaspora passalidarum gen. sp. nov. and Candida jeffriesii sp. nov.
Ascomycete yeasts that both ferment and assimilate xylose were reported previously as associates of insects living in woody substrates. Most notable have been reports of Pichia stipitis-like yeastsExpand
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Methylotrophic yeasts near Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha: a proposal of Ogataea angusta comb. nov. and Candida parapolymorpha sp. nov.
Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha and related yeasts were studied to clarify their taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships. The molecular analyses based on ribosomal DNA sequences revealed that (1) ATCCExpand
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Wood ingestion by passalid beetles in the presence of xylose‐fermenting gut yeasts
During a survey of insect gut micro‐organisms, we consistently isolated Pichia stipitis‐like yeasts (Fungi: Ascomycota, Saccharomycetes) from the wood‐ingesting beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus andExpand
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Insect symbiosis: derivation of yeast-like endosymbionts within an entomopathogenic filamentous lineage.
Yeast-like endosymbionts (YLSs) of insects often are restricted to specific hosts and are essential to the host's survival. For example, in planthoppers (Homoptera: Delphacidae), endosymbiontsExpand
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Early diverging Ascomycota: phylogenetic divergence and related evolutionary enigmas.
The early diverging Ascomycota lineage, detected primarily from nSSU rDNA sequence-based phylogenetic analyses, includes enigmatic key taxa important to an understanding of the phylogeny andExpand
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Five novel Candida species in insect-associated yeast clades isolated from Neuroptera and other insects.
Ascomycete yeasts are found commonly in the guts of basidioma-feeding beetles but little is known about their occurrence in the gut of other insects. In this study we isolated 95 yeasts from the gutExpand
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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 caughtExpand
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Nine new Candida species near C. membranifaciens isolated from insects.
14 different yeasts were isolated from the gut of a variety of insects, including beetles, lacewings, fishflies, craneflies, and a cockroach. One of the yeasts was found both in the gut and on theExpand
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