Repeated evolution of closed fruiting bodies is linked to ascoma development in the largest group of lichenized fungi (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota).

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Fruiting bodies are responsible for the effective dispersal of meiospores in ascomycetes. Different fruiting body types include open (apothecia) or closed (perithecia, cleistothecia) forms, which have traditionally been used as key paradigms for ascomycete classification. Molecular phylogenies show that most fruiting body types have multiple phylogenetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.03.017

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@article{Schmitt2009RepeatedEO, title={Repeated evolution of closed fruiting bodies is linked to ascoma development in the largest group of lichenized fungi (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota).}, author={Imke Schmitt and Ruth del Prado and Martin Grube and H. Thorsten Lumbsch}, journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution}, year={2009}, volume={52 1}, pages={34-44} }