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Global diversity and geography of soil fungi
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Diversity of most fungal groups peaked in tropical ecosystems, but ectomycorrhizal fungi and several fungal classes were most diverse in temperate or boreal ecosystems, and manyfungal groups exhibited distinct preferences for specific edaphic conditions (such as pH, calcium, or phosphorus).
Ectomycorrhizal lifestyle in fungi: global diversity, distribution, and evolution of phylogenetic lineages
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In conclusion, EcM fungi are phylogenetically highly diverse, and molecular surveys particularly in tropical and south temperate habitats are likely to supplement to the present figures.
Global diversity and distribution of macrofungi
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The estimates developed in this study are consistent with a hypothesis of high overall fungal species diversity and are in line with a calculated estimate of between 53,000 and 110,000 macrofungal species derived using plant/macrofungAL species ratio data.
High-level classification of the Fungi and a tool for evolutionary ecological analyses
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An updated phylum- and class-level fungal classification accounting for monophyly and divergence time so that the main taxonomic ranks are more informative and an example of testing evolutionary ecological hypotheses based on a global soil fungal data set is provided.
Fungal Planet description sheets: 625–715
Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Antarctica: Cadophora antarctica from soil. Australia: Alfaria dandenongensis on Cyperaceae, Amphosoma
Preserving accuracy in GenBank
GenBank, the public repository for nucleotide and protein sequences, is a critical resource for molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. While some attention has been drawn to sequence
Unambiguous identification of fungi: where do we stand and how accurate and precise is fungal DNA barcoding?
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A conceptual framework for the identification of fungi is provided, encouraging the approach of integrative (polyphasic) taxonomy for species delimitation, i.e. the combination of genealogy, phenotype, and phenotype-based approaches to catalog the global diversity of fungi and establish initial species hypotheses.
FungalTraits: a user-friendly traits database of fungi and fungus-like stramenopiles
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A user friendly traits and character database FungalTraits operating at genus and species hypothesis levels is introduced, designed for rapid functional assignments of environmental studies.
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