Evolutionary relationships of Lentinus to the Polyporaceae: evidence from restriction analysis of enzymatically amplified ribosomal DNA

Journal Article

Results suggest that Lentinus tigrinus is more closely related ot the Polyporaceae than to the Tricholomataceae. Morphological characters (dimitic hyphae and hyphal pegs) also support this hypothesis. The other species of Lentinus appear to be intermediate between the Polyporaceae and Tricholomataceae and could not be clearly assigned to either family. Lentinus is probably paraphyletic and, therefore, lamellae have arisen repeatedly by convergent evolution. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hibbett, DS; Vilgalys, R

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 425 - 439

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-5514