Affiliation: Clark University
- Evolutionary history of Serpulaceae (Basidiomycota): molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and evidence for a single transition of nutritional modeInger Skrede
Microbial Evolution Research Group MERG, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P, O, Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
BMC Evol Biol 11:230. 2011..In this study we use DNA sequence data to investigate phylogenetic relationships, historical biogeography of, and nutritional mode transitions in Serpulaceae...
- Amylocorticiales ord. nov. and Jaapiales ord. nov.: early diverging clades of agaricomycetidae dominated by corticioid formsManfred Binder
Clark University, Biology Department, Lasry Center for Biosciences, 15 Maywood Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01601, USA
Mycologia 102:865-80. 2010..The Jaapiales is supported as the sister group of the remainder of the Agaricomycetidae, suggesting that the greatest radiation of pileate-stipitate mushrooms resulted from the elaboration of resupinate ancestors...
- Molecular systematics and biological diversification of BoletalesManfred Binder
Clark University, Biology Department, Lasry Center for Bioscience, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610 1477, USA
Mycologia 98:971-81. 2006..We performed ancestral state reconstruction with BayesMultiState, which suggested that the ancestor of the Boletales was a resupinate or polyporoid saprotrophic fungus, producing a brown-rot...
- Contributions of rpb2 and tef1 to the phylogeny of mushrooms and allies (Basidiomycota, Fungi)P Brandon Matheny
Biology Department, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:430-51. 2007..Strong support is also recovered for the basal position of the Dacrymycetales in the Hymenomycetidae and paraphyly of the Exobasidiomycetidae...
- Phylogenetic overview of the BoletineaeMitchell E Nuhn
Dept of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Fungal Biol 117:479-511. 2013....
- Diversity and evolution of ectomycorrhizal host associations in the Sclerodermatineae (Boletales, Basidiomycota)Andrew W Wilson
Department of Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
New Phytol 194:1079-95. 2012..This suggests that ectomycorrhizal generalists have greater dispersal capabilities than specialists...
- Evolution of helotialean fungi (Leotiomycetes, Pezizomycotina): a nuclear rDNA phylogenyZheng Wang
Department of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:295-312. 2006....
- Molecular phylogenetics of the Gloeophyllales and relative ages of clades of Agaricomycotina producing a brown rotRicardo Garcia-Sandoval
Biology Department, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, USA
Mycologia 103:510-24. 2011..White rot and resupinate fruiting bodies appear to be plesiomorphic in Gloeophyllales. Relaxed molecular clock analyses suggest that the Gloeophyllales arose in the Cretaceous, after the origin of Pinaceae...
- The Paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomesDimitrios Floudas
Biology Department, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Science 336:1715-9. 2012..Molecular clock analyses suggest that the origin of lignin degradation might have coincided with the sharp decrease in the rate of organic carbon burial around the end of the Carboniferous period...
- Evolution of complex fruiting-body morphologies in homobasidiomycetesDavid S Hibbett
Biology Department, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Proc Biol Sci 269:1963-9. 2002..A null model of morphological evolution, in which there is no asymmetry in transformation rates, was rejected. These results suggest that there is a 'driven' trend towards the evolution of complex forms in homobasidiomycetes...
- Effects of gasteroid fruiting body morphology on diversification rates in three independent clades of fungi estimated using binary state speciation and extinction analysisAndrew W Wilson
Department of Biology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, USA
Evolution 65:1305-22. 2011..The low frequency of gasteroid forms in the Agaricomycetes as a whole may reflect the recent origins of many gasteroid lineages...
- Higher-level phylogenetic relationships of Homobasidiomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi) inferred from four rDNA regionsManfred Binder
Department of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01568, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:76-90. 2002..Nevertheless, the backbone of the homobasidiomycete phylogeny, and the internal structure of several clades, remain poorly resolved...
- Phylogenetic and phylogenomic overview of the PolyporalesManfred Binder
Biology Department, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, and CBS KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mycologia 105:1350-73. 2013..The most promising candidate single-copy genes are presented, and nodes in the Polyporales phylogeny critical for the suprageneric taxonomy of the order are identified and discussed. ..
- Molecular evolution of glutamine synthetase II: Phylogenetic evidence of a non-endosymbiotic gene transfer event early in plant evolutionSohini Ghoshroy
Clark University, Biology Department, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
BMC Evol Biol 10:198. 2010..In this study, we examined the evolutionary relationship of GSII from eubacterial and eukaryotic lineages and present robust phylogenetic evidence that GSII was transferred from gamma-Proteobacteria (Eubacteria) to the Chloroplastida...
- A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the FungiDavid S Hibbett
Biology Department, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Mycol Res 111:509-47. 2007..Several genera of 'basal' Fungi of uncertain position are not placed in any higher taxa, including Basidiobolus, Caulochytrium, Olpidium, and Rozella...
- A new genus of Boletaceae from eastern North AmericaRoy E Halling
Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458, USA
Mycologia 99:310-6. 2007..Phylogenetic analyses of large subunit rDNA and BLAST searches using the ITS region confirm the placement of B. castanella as a unique generic lineage in the Boletaceae...
- Phylogeny and a new species of Sparassis (Polyporales, Basidiomycota): evidence from mitochondrial atp6, nuclear rDNA and rpb2 genesYu cheng Dai
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
Mycologia 98:584-92. 2006..brevipes-S. spathulata clade in the ATP6 tree. The differences between the phylogenetic inferences from the atp6 gene and those from nuclear genes within Sparassis species are discussed...
- Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogenyTimothy Y James
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0338, USA
Nature 443:818-22. 2006..The enigmatic microsporidia seem to be derived from an endoparasitic chytrid ancestor similar to Rozella allomycis, on the earliest diverging branch of the fungal phylogenetic tree...
- A new Sparassis species from Spain described using morphological and molecular dataJaime B Blanco-Dios
Centro de Capacitación e Experimentación Agraria de Lourizán, Lourizán, Pontevedra, Spain
Mycol Res 110:1227-31. 2006..miniensis and S. brevipes, another European species producing large fruiting bodies but with entire flabellae and no clamp connections...
- Phylogenetic relationships of cyphelloid homobasidiomycetesPhilomena Bodensteiner
Department Biology I and GeoBio Center, Biodiversity Research Systematic Mycology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, 67 Menzinger St, Munich D 80638, Germany
Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:501-15. 2004..Whatever their number, the multiple independent origins of cyphelloid forms represent striking cases of parallel evolutionary reduction of complex fungal morphology...
- Phylogenetic diversity of lichen-associated homobasidiomycetesJames D Lawrey
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 4444, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:778-89. 2007..The phylogenetic diversity of these fungi indicates that the lichenicolous habit arose recently and independently in the mushroom-forming fungi...