The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.

  title={The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits.},
  author={Conrad L. Schoch and Gi-Ho Sung and Francesc L{\'o}pez-Gir{\'a}ldez and Jeffrey P. Townsend and Jolanta Miadlikowska and Val{\'e}rie Hofstetter and Barbara Robbertse and P. Brandon Matheny and Frank Kauff and Zheng Wang and C{\'e}cile Gueidan and Rachael M. Andrie and Kristin M. Trippe and Linda M Ciufetti and Anja Amtoft Wynns and Emily Fraker and Brendan P. Hodkinson and Gregory M. Bonito and Johannes Z. Groenewald and Mahdi Arzanlou and G. Sybren de Hoog and Pedro W. Crous and David Hewitt and Donald H. Pfister and Kristin R. Peterson and Marieka Gryzenhout and Michael J. Wingfield and Andr{\'e} Aptroot and Sung-Oui Suh and Meredith Blackwell and David M. Hillis and Gareth W. Griffith and Lisa A. Castlebury and Amy Y. Rossman and H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Robert L{\"u}cking and Burkhard B{\"u}del and Alexandra Rauhut and Paul Diederich and Damien Ertz and David M. Geiser and Kentaro Hosaka and Patrik Inderbitzin and J. J. Kohlmeyer and Brigitte Volkmann-Kohlmeyer and Lizel Mostert and Kerry O’Donnell and Harrie J. M. Sipman and Jack D. Rogers and Robert A. Shoemaker and Junta Sugiyama and Richard C Summerbell and Wendy A. Untereiner and Peter R. Johnston and Soili Stenroos and Alga Zuccaro and Paul S. Dyer and P. D. Crittenden and Mariette S. Cole and Karen Hansen and James M. Trappe and Rebecca Yahr and François Lutzoni and Joseph W. Spatafora},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  volume={58 2},
Key ResultWe present a 6-gene, 420-species maximum-likelihood phylogeny of Ascomycota, the largest phylum of Fungi. This analysis is the most taxonomically complete to date with species sampled from all 15 currently circumscribed classes. A number of superclass-level nodes that have previously evaded resolution and were unnamed in classifications of the Fungi are resolved for the first time. Based on the 6-gene phylogeny we conducted a phylogenetic informativeness analysis of all 6 genes and a series of…

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