Accelerated evolution of a false-truffle from a mushroom ancestor

@article{Bruns1989AcceleratedEO,
  title={Accelerated evolution of a false-truffle from a mushroom ancestor},
  author={Thomas D. Bruns and Robert Fogel and Thomas J. White and Jeffrey D. Palmer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={339},
  pages={140-142}
}
THE false-truffles (Hymenogastrales) are a group of basidomycetous fungi that produce underground truffle-like basidiocarps. They are generally believed to be independently derived from several mushroom lineages1–4, but extensive morphological divergence often obscures recognition of these phylogenetic connections. Comparisons of mitochondrial DNA now demonstrate a surprisingly close relationship between species of false-truffles in the genus Rhizopogon (Hymenogastraceae) and the mushroom genus… 
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