Affiliation: Harvard University
- The ectomycorrhizal fungus Amanita phalloides was introduced and is expanding its range on the west coast of North AmericaAnne Pringle
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Biological Laboratories, 16 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Mol Ecol 18:817-33. 2009..phalloides in California. Many species of ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi have been introduced across and among continents, but with this evidence, the death cap becomes the only known invasive EM fungus in North America...
- Cryptic speciation in the cosmopolitan and clonal human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatusA Pringle
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
Evolution 59:1886-99. 2005..fumigatus species clade highlights the need for ecological studies of the fungus to either document global dispersal or propose alternative mechanisms by which it persists as single, global phylogenetic population...
- The captured launch of a ballistosporeAnne Pringle
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Mycologia 97:866-71. 2005..There is no known analog of this micromechanical process in animals, plants or bacteria, but the recent development of a surface tension motor may mimic the fungal biology described here...
- Analogous effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the laboratory and a North Carolina fieldAnne Pringle
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 16 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
New Phytol 180:162-75. 2008..AM fungal identity appears to influence the growth and reproduction of plants in the field...
- Distribution and abundance of the introduced ectomycorrhizal fungus Amanita phalloides in North AmericaBenjamin E Wolfe
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
New Phytol 185:803-16. 2010..The contrasting patterns of the distribution and abundance of A. phalloides on the East and West Coasts of North America may influence both its future spread and its impacts...
- Explosively launched spores of ascomycete fungi have drag-minimizing shapesMarcus Roper
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:20583-8. 2008..Our study uses biomechanical optimization as an organizing principle for explaining shape in a mega-diverse group of species and provides a framework for future measurements of the forces of selection toward physical optima...
- Dispersal of fungal spores on a cooperatively generated windMarcus Roper
Department of Mathematics and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:17474-9. 2010..sclerotiorum. Synchronous spore ejection may also provide a model for the evolution of stable, self-organized behaviors...
- A keystone predator controls bacterial diversity in the pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea) microecosystemCeleste N Peterson
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Environ Microbiol 10:2257-66. 2008..smithii and increased with increasing pitcher size. Our results suggest that fundamental ecological concepts derived from macroscopic food webs can also be used to predict the bacterial assemblages in pitcher plants...
- The promise and the potential consequences of the global transport of mycorrhizal fungal inoculumMark W Schwartz
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Ecol Lett 9:501-15. 2006..Additional research is needed on the potential of mycorrhizal fungi to spread to non-target areas and cause ecological damage...
- Reproductive isolation and phylogenetic divergence in Neurospora: comparing methods of species recognition in a model eukaryoteJeremy R Dettman
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3102, USA
Evolution 57:2721-41. 2003..We also observed sympatry-associated sexual dysfunction in interspecific crosses, which was consistent with the existence of reinforcement mechanisms...
- The fitness of filamentous fungiAnne Pringle
Dept of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
Trends Microbiol 10:474-81. 2002..Choices can also be based on the ecology of a species, for example whether a fungus is semelparous and reproduces once, or iteroparous and reproduces multiple times...
- Revisiting the rDNA sequence diversity of a natural population of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Acaulospora colossicaAnne Pringle
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
Mycorrhiza 13:227-31. 2003....