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Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life.

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Porter, TM; Schadt, CW; Rizvi, L; Martin, AP; Schmidt, SK; Scott-Denton, L; Vilgalys, R; Moncalvo, JM
Published in: Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
February 2008

Fungi are one of the most diverse groups of Eukarya and play essential roles in terrestrial ecosystems as decomposers, pathogens and mutualists. This study unifies disparate reports of unclassified fungal sequences from soils of diverse origins and anchors many of them in a well-supported clade of the Ascomycota equivalent to a subphylum. We refer to this clade as Soil Clone Group I (SCGI). We expand the breadth of environments surveyed and develop a taxon-specific primer to amplify 2.4kbp rDNA fragments directly from soil. Our results also expand the known range of this group from North America to Europe and Australia. The ancient origin of SCGI implies that it may represent an important transitional form among the basal Ascomycota groups. SCGI is unusual because it currently represents the only major fungal lineage known only from sequence data. This is an important contribution towards building a more complete fungal phylogeny and highlights the need for further work to determine the function and biology of SCGI taxa.

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Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

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EISSN

1095-9513

ISSN

1055-7903

Publication Date

February 2008

Volume

46

Issue

2

Start / End Page

635 / 644

Related Subject Headings

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Phylogeny
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Ascomycota
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3105 Genetics
  • 3104 Evolutionary biology
  • 0608 Zoology
  • 0604 Genetics
 

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Porter, T. M., Schadt, C. W., Rizvi, L., Martin, A. P., Schmidt, S. K., Scott-Denton, L., … Moncalvo, J. M. (2008). Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 46(2), 635–644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2007.10.002
Porter, T. M., C. W. Schadt, L. Rizvi, A. P. Martin, S. K. Schmidt, L. Scott-Denton, R. Vilgalys, and J. M. Moncalvo. “Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46, no. 2 (February 2008): 635–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2007.10.002.
Porter TM, Schadt CW, Rizvi L, Martin AP, Schmidt SK, Scott-Denton L, et al. Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 2008 Feb;46(2):635–44.
Porter, T. M., et al. “Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 46, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 635–44. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.10.002.
Porter TM, Schadt CW, Rizvi L, Martin AP, Schmidt SK, Scott-Denton L, Vilgalys R, Moncalvo JM. Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 2008 Feb;46(2):635–644.
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Published In

Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

DOI

EISSN

1095-9513

ISSN

1055-7903

Publication Date

February 2008

Volume

46

Issue

2

Start / End Page

635 / 644

Related Subject Headings

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Phylogeny
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Ascomycota
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3105 Genetics
  • 3104 Evolutionary biology
  • 0608 Zoology
  • 0604 Genetics