Cryptic speciation in the cosmopolitan and clonal human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.

@article{Pringle2005CrypticSI,
  title={Cryptic speciation in the cosmopolitan and clonal human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.},
  author={Anne Pringle and Dr Matthew P. Baker and James L. Platt and John P. Wares and Jean Paul Latg{\'e} and John W Taylor},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={1886-99}
}
Microbes and other organisms smaller than one to a few millimeters in size are hypothesized to have global populations, in contrast to the geographically restricted ranges of larger organisms. However, fungi, which routinely have reproductive propagules no larger than 10 micrometers, challenge the generality of this hypothesis because recent studies have shown that globally distributed morphological species embrace two or more geographically restricted phylogenetic species. We used the… CONTINUE READING