Towards a revised generic classification of lecanoroid lichens (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence

@article{Zhao2015TowardsAR,
  title={Towards a revised generic classification of lecanoroid lichens (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence},
  author={Xin Zhao and Steven Leavitt and Zun Tian Zhao and L. L. Zhang and Ulf Arup and Martin Grube and Sergio P{\'e}rez-Ortega and Christian Printzen and Lucyna Śliwa and Ekaphan Kraichak and Pradeep K. Divakar and Ana Crespo and H. Thorsten Lumbsch},
  journal={Fungal Diversity},
  year={2015},
  volume={78},
  pages={293-304}
}
The phylogenetic relationship of lecanoroid lichens is studied using two data sets: 1) a 2-locus data set including 251 OTUs representing 150 species, and 2) a 6-locus data set with 82 OTUs representing 53 species. The genus Lecanora as currently circumscribed is shown to be highly polyphyletic and several genera, including Adelolecia, Arctopeltis, Bryonora, Carbonea, Frutidella, Lecidella, Miriquidica, Palicella, Protoparmeliopsis, Pyrrhospora, and Rhizoplaca are nested within Lecanora sensu… CONTINUE READING