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Multigene phylogeny of Endogonales, an early diverging lineage offungi associated with plants

Overview of attention for article published in IMA Fungus, October 2017
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Multigene phylogeny of Endogonales, an early diverging lineage offungi associated with plants
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IMA Fungus, October 2017
DOI 10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.03
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Alessandro Desirò, William R. Rimington, Alison Jacob, Natalie Vande Pol, Matthew E. Smith, James M. Trappe, Martin I. Bidartondo, Gregory Bonito


Endogonales is a lineage of early diverging fungi within Mucoromycota. Many species in this order produce small sporophores ("sporocarps") containing a large number of zygospores, and many species form symbioses with plants. However, due to limited collections, subtle morphological differentiation, difficulties in growing these organisms in vitro, and idiosyncrasies in their rDNA that make PCR amplification difficult, the systematics and character evolution of these fungi have been challenging to resolve. To overcome these challenges we generated a multigene phylogeny of Endogonales using sporophores collected over the past three decades from four continents. Our results show that Endogonales harbour significant undescribed diversity and form two deeply divergent and well-supported phylogenetic clades, which we delimit as the families Endogonaceae and Densosporaceae fam. nov. The family Densosporaceae consists of the genus Densospora,Sphaerocreas pubescens, and many diverse lineages known only from environmental DNA sequences of plant-endosymbiotic fungi. Within Endogonaceae there are two clades. One corresponds to Endogone and includes the type species, E. pisiformis. Species of Endogone are characterized by above- and below-ground sporophores, a hollow and infolded sporophore form, a loose zygosporangial hyphal mantle, homogeneous gametangia, and an enigmatic trophic mode with no evidence of ectomycorrhizal association for most species. For the other clade we introduce a new generic name, Jimgerdemannia gen. nov. Members of that genus (J. flammicorona and J. lactiflua species complexes, and an undescribed species) are characterized by hypogeous sporophores with a solid gleba, a well-developed zygosporangial hyphal mantle, heterogeneous gametangia, and an ectomycorrhizal trophic mode. Future studies on Densosporaceae and Endogonaceae will be important for understanding fungal innovations including evolution of macroscopic sporophores and symbioses with plants.

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Unknown 31 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 3 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Unknown 8 26%

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