A polysaccharide from Lichina pygmaea and L. confinis supports the recognition of Lichinomycetes.

@article{Prieto2008APF,
  title={A polysaccharide from Lichina pygmaea and L. confinis supports the recognition of Lichinomycetes.},
  author={Alicia Prieto and Juan Antonio Le{\'o}n Leal and Manuel {\'A}ngel Sainz Bernab{\'e} and David Leslie Hawksworth},
  journal={Mycological research},
  year={2008},
  volume={112 Pt 3},
  pages={
          381-8
        }
}
The lichen-forming order Lichinales, generally characterized by prototunicate asci and the development of thalli with cyanobacteria, has recently been recognized as a separate class of ascomycetes, Lichinomycetes, as a result of molecular phylogenetic studies. As alkali and water-soluble (F1SS) polysaccharides reflect phylogeny in other ascomycetes, a polysaccharide from Lichina pygmaea and L. confinis was purified and characterized to investigate whether these F1SS compounds in the… CONTINUE READING