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    • The Ascomycota Tree of Life: A Phylum Wide Phylogeny Clarifies the Origin and Evolution of Fundamental Reproductive and Ecological Traits 

      Hewitt, David; Spatafora, Joseph W.; Lutzoni, Francois; Trappe, James M.; Hansen, Karen; Cole, Mariette S.; Crittenden, Peter D.; Dyer, Paul S.; Zuccaro, Alga; Stenroos, Soili; Johnston, Peter; Untereiner, Wendy; Summerbell, Richard C.; Sugiyama, Junta; Shoemaker, Robert A.; Rogers, Jack D.; Sipman, Harrie; O'Donnell, Kerry; Mostert, Lizel; Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, Brigitte; Kohlmeyer, Jan; Inderbitzin, Patrik; Hosaka, Kentaro; Geiser, David M.; Ertz, Damien; Diederich, Paul; Rauhut, Alexandra; Budel, Burkhard; Lucking, Robert; Lumbsch, H. Thorsten; Rossman, Amy Y.; Castlebury, Lisa A.; Griffith, Gareth W.; Hillis, David M.; Blackwell, Meredith; Suh, Sung-Oui; Aptroot, Andre; Wingfield, Michael J.; Gryzenhout, Marieka; Crous, Pedro W.; de Hoog, G. Sybren; Arzanlou, Mahdi; Groenewald, Johannes Z.; Yahr, Rebecca; Bonito, Gregory; Hodkinson, Brendan P.; Fraker, Emily; Wynns, Anja; Ciufetti, Linda; Trippe, Kristin; Andrie, Rachael M.; Gueidan, Cecile; Wang, Zheng; Kauff, Frank; Matheny, P. Brandon; Robbertse, Barbara; Hofstetter, Valerie; Miadlikowska, Jolanta; Townsend, Jeffery P.; Lopez-Giraldez, Francesc; Sung, Gi-Ho; Schoch, Conrad L.; Pfister, Donald H.; Peterson, Kristin (Oxford University Press, 2009)
      We 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 ...
    • Clarification of Peziza fimeti with notes on P. varia collections on dung 

      Medardi, Gianfranco; Lantieri, Angela; Pfister, Donald H.; Lobuglio, Katherine F.; Cacialli, Gabriele (Mycotaxon, Ltd., 2013)
      The smooth-spored species inhabiting dung, mainly of the Peziza fimeti group, were studied morphologically and through ITS sequence comparison. The results established that Peziza varia is also able to fruit on dung, ...
    • Cophylogeny and Biogeography of the Fungal Parasite Cyttaria and Its Host Nothofagus, Southern Beech 

      Peterson, Kristin R.; Pfister, Donald H.; Bell, Charles D. (Mycological Society of America, 2010)
      The obligate, biotrophic association among species of the fungal genus Cyttaria and their hosts in the plant genus Nothofagus often is cited as a classic example of cophylogeny and is one of the few cases in which the ...
    • Erratum to: Hesperomyces virescens (Fungi, Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) attacking Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in its native range 

      Haelewaters, Danny; Comont, Richard F.; Zhao, Serena; Pfister, Donald H. (Springer Science + Business Media, 2014)
      This study intended to find data on obligate ectoparasitic Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) on Chinese Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). After having screened over four thousand dried specimens of H. axyridis ...
    • Farlow Herbarium cockroach hosts new record of Laboulbeniales for North America 

      Wang, Tristan W.; de Kesel, André; Haelewaters, Danny; Pfister, Donald H. (New England Botanical Club, 2016)
    • Fedor Bucholtz, mycologist and his herbarium 

      Pfister, Donald H. (University of Tartu Press, 2010)
      Beginning shortly after the death of Fedor Bucholtz in 1924 correspondence was initiated by Roland Thaxter with Alexander Bucholz, mycologist Fedor Bucholtz’s son, concerning the purchase of his father’s herbarium and ...
    • Fireworks under the microscope: a spectacular new species of Zodiomyces from the Thaxter collection 

      Rossi, Walter; Haelewaters, Danny; Pfister, Donald H. (Informa UK Limited, 2016)
      A new species of Zodiomyces (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) is described, Z. rhizophorus, parasitic on a hydrophilid beetle (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Trinidad. This species was discovered during the examination of the ...
    • Fungi evolved right on track 

      Lucking, R.; Huhndorf, S.; Pfister, Donald H.; Plata, E. R.; Lumbsch, H. T. (Mycological Society of America, 2009)
      Dating of fungal divergences with molecular clocks thus far has yielded highly inconsistent results. The origin of fungi was estimated at between 660 million and up to 2.15 billion y ago, and the divergence of the two major ...
    • The Genus Strobiloscypha: A New Species And An Unresolved Phylogenetic Placement 

      Peric, Branislav; Lobuglio, Katherine F.; Pfister, Donald H. (Mycological Society of Montenegro and Montenegrin Mycological Center, 2013)
      A new species of the genus Strobiloscypha, S. cupressina, is described from collections made in Montenegro. This species, like the other species in the genus, S. keliae, occurs on rotting leaves and cones of Cupressaceae. ...
    • A Glomerella Species Phylogenetically Related to Colletotrichum Acutatum on Norway Maple in Massachusetts 

      Pfister, Donald; LoBuglio, Katherine F. (The Mycological Society of America, 2008)
      A fungus isolated from Norway maple (<i>Acer platanoides</i>) in the Boston, Massachusetts, area was determined to be a species of <i>Glomerella</i>, the teleomorph of <i>Colletotrichum acutatum</i>. Pure cultures of the ...
    • Hesperomyces virescens (Fungi, Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) attacking Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in its native range 

      Danny, Haelewaters; Comont, Richard F.; Zhao, Serena; Pfister, Donald H. (Springer Nature, 2014)
      This study intended to find data on obligate ectoparasitic Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) on Chinese Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). After having screened over four thousand dried specimens of H. axyridis ...
    • Historical Biogeography and Diversification of Truffles in the Tuberaceae and Their Newly Identified Southern Hemisphere Sister Lineage 

      Bonito, Gregory; Smith, Matthew E.; Nowak, Michael; Healy, Rosanne A.; Guevara, Gonzalo; Cázares, Efren; Kinoshita, Akihiko; Nouhra, Eduardo R.; Domínguez, Laura S.; Tedersoo, Leho; Murat, Claude; Wang, Yun; Moreno, Baldomero Arroyo; Pfister, Donald H.; Nara, Kazuhide; Zambonelli, Alessandra; Trappe, James M.; Vilgalys, Rytas (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2013)
      Truffles have evolved from epigeous (aboveground) ancestors in nearly every major lineage of fleshy fungi. Because accelerated rates of morphological evolution accompany the transition to the truffle form, closely related ...
    • Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) of the Boston Harbor Islands I: Species Parasitizing Coccinellidae and Staphylinidae, with Comments on Typification 

      Haelewaters, Danny; Zhao, Serena Y.; Kesel, André De; Handlin, Rebecca E.; Royer, Isabel R.; Farrell, Brian Dorsey; Pfister, Donald H. (Humboldt Field Research Institute, 2015)
      This paper, based on a recent comprehensive sampling of insects, is the first report of Laboulbeniales from the New England region since the 1930s. We present 7 new records of laboulbenialean parasites on Staphylinidae ...
    • A molecular analysis reveals hidden species diversity within the current concept of Russula maculata (Russulaceae, Basidiomycota) 

      Adamcik, Slavomir; Cabon, Miroslav; Eberhardt, Ursula; Saba, Malka; Hampe, Felix; Slokvak, Marek; Keline, Jesko; Marxmuller, Helga; Jancovicova, Sona; Pfister, Donald H.; Khalid, Abdul N.; Kolarik, Miroslav; Marhold, Karol; Verbeken, Annemieke (Magnolia Press, 2016)
      The current generally accepted concept of Russula maculata defines the species by yellow-brownish spots on the basidiomata, an acrid taste, a yellow spore print and a red pileus. This concept was tested using collections ...
    • Morphological and molecular identification of a new species of Truncospora (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) in North America 

      ZHAO, CHANG-LIN; Xu, Feng; Pfister, Donald H. (Magnolia Press, 2016)
      Truncospora wisconsinensis sp. nov., a new poroid wood-inhabiting species, is proposed based on a combination of molecular and morphological data. This species demonstrates a unique combination of characters including: ...
    • Morphological and molecular study of Peziza emileia and P. howsei, two distinct taxa 

      Medardi, Gianfranco; Lobuglio, Katherine F.; Pfister, Donald H.; Lantieri, Angela (Springer Science + Business Media, 2014)
      Peziza emileia Cooke and P. howsei Roze & Boud. are compared here; they are morphologically very similar, but the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence is unique for each of the two species. Furthermore, since the ...
    • Multigene Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeographic Diversification of the Earth Tongue Fungi in the Genera Cudonia and Spathularia (Rhytismatales, Ascomycota) 

      Ge, Zai-Wei; Yang, Zhu L.; Pfister, Donald H.; Carbone, Matteo; Bau, Tolgor; Smith, Matthew E. (Public Library of Science, 2014)
      The family Cudoniaceae (Rhytismatales, Ascomycota) was erected to accommodate the “earth tongue fungi” in the genera Cudonia and Spathularia. There have been no recent taxonomic studies of these genera, and the evolutionary ...
    • A new species of Marcelleina from Italy 

      Lantieri, Angela; Pfister, Donald H. (Mycotaxon, 2010)
      Marcelleina mediterranea is described as a new species and is illustrated. It occurs on sandy soil among scattered mosses, in Southeast Sicily (Italy). It differs from other species in size and ornamentation of ascospores. ...
    • On Diphymyces (Laboulbeniales, Ascomycota) in Malaysian Borneo 

      Haelewaters, Danny; Schilthuizen, Menno; Pfister, Donald H. (Botanical Garden Meise, 2014)
      Background – Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) are microscopic ectoparasites of Arthropoda. Since many Laboulbeniales are known to be host-specific, wet tropical areas with high arthropod diversity are likely to house a ...
    • Phylogenetic Diversity in the Core Group of Peziza Inferred from ITS Sequences and Morphology 

      Hansen, Karen; Laessoe, Thomas; Pfister, Donald (Elsevier, 2002)
      Species delimitation within the core group of Peziza is highly controversial. The group, typified by <i>P. vesiculosa</i>, is morphologically coherent and in previous analyses of LSU rDNA sequences it formed a highly ...