Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny

@article{James2006ReconstructingTE,
  title={Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny},
  author={Timothy Y. James and Frank Kauff and Conrad L. Schoch and P. Brandon Matheny and Val{\'e}rie Hofstetter and Cymon J. Cox and Gail J Celio and C{\'e}cile Gueidan and Emily Fraker and Jolanta Miadlikowska and H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Alexandra Rauhut and Valérie Reeb and A. Elizabeth Arnold and Anja Amtoft and Jason E. Stajich and Kentaro Hosaka and Gi-Ho Sung and Desiree Johnson and Ben O’Rourke and Michael I. Crockett and Manfred Binder and Judd M. Curtis and Jason C. Slot and Zhen Wang and Andrew W. Wilson and Arthur Sch{\"u}{\ss}ler and Joyce E. Longcore and Kerry O’Donnell and Sharon E Mozley-Standridge and David L. Porter and Peter M. Letcher and Martha J. Powell and John W. Taylor and Merlin M White and Gareth W. Griffith and David R. Davies and Richard Alan Humber and Joseph B. Morton and Junta Sugiyama and Amy Y Rossman and Jack D. Rogers and Donald H. Pfister and David Hewitt and Karen Hansen and Sarah Hambleton and Robert A. Shoemaker and J. J. Kohlmeyer and Brigitte Volkmann-Kohlmeyer and Robert Allen Spotts and Maryna Serdani and Pedro W. Crous and Karen W Hughes and Kenji Matsuura and Ewald Johannes Langer and Gitta Jutta Langer and Wendy A. Untereiner and Robert L{\"u}cking and Burkhard B{\"u}del and David M. Geiser and Andr{\'e} Aptroot and Paul Diederich and Imke Schmitt and Matthias Schultz and Rebecca Yahr and David S. Hibbett and François Lutzoni and David J. McLaughlin and Joseph W. Spatafora and Rytas Vilgalys},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={818-822}
}
The ancestors of fungi are believed to be simple aquatic forms with flagellated spores, similar to members of the extant phylum Chytridiomycota (chytrids). Current classifications assume that chytrids form an early-diverging clade within the kingdom Fungi and imply a single loss of the spore flagellum, leading to the diversification of terrestrial fungi. Here we develop phylogenetic hypotheses for Fungi using data from six gene regions and nearly 200 species. Our results indicate that there may… Expand
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