Recent (2014) publications

Justo, A., E. Malysheva, T. Bulyonkova, E. C. Vellinga, G. Cobian, N. Nguyen, A. W. Minnis, D. S. Hibbett. 2014. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species. Phytotaxa 180: 1-85. This publication represents an international collaboration resulting in a major monograph of a difficult group of agarics. PDF

Riley, Robert W., Asaf A. Salamov, Daren W. Brown, Laszlo G Nagy, Dimitrios Floudas, Benjamin W Held, Anthony Levasseur, Vincent Lombard, Emmanuelle Morin, Robert Otillar, Erika A Lindquist, Hui Sun, Kurt M. LaButti, Jeremy Schmutz, Dina Jabbour, Hong Luo, Scott E Baker, Antonio G Pisabarro, Jonathan D Walton, Robert A Blanchette, Bernard Henrissat, Francis Martin, Dan Cullen, David S. Hibbett, and Igor V. Grigoriev. Extensive sampling of basidiomycete genomes demonstrates inadequacy of the white rot/brown rot paradigm for wood decay fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 111: Early Edition doi: 10.1073/pnas.1400592111 (2014). As the number of basidiomycete genomes expands, we are finding that many species do not conform to typical white rot or brown rot decay mechanisms. Jaapia argillacea, Botryobasidium botryosum and Schizophyllum commune, described here, are examples of such “gray rot” fungi. PDF.

Carlson, A., A. Justo, and D. S. Hibbett. 2014. Species delimitation in Trametes (Polyporales, Basidiomycota): a comparison of ITS, TEF-1, RPB1 and RPB2 phylogenies. Mycologia 106: Early Edition: doi: 10.3852/13-275.  This paper is a follow-up to the broad-scale analysis of Trametes by Justo and Hibbett (2011, Taxon 60: 1567-1583). Here, Alexis focuses on species limits in the confusing Trametes versicolor complex. PDF.

Hibbett, D. D., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, and R.G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373-429 In: The Mycota, vol. VII, Second Ed., Part A. Systematics and Evolution (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, eds.). This is a successor to the 2001 chapter on “Homobasidiomycetes” by Hibbett and Thorn in the previous edition of the Mycota series. The former chapter cited a couple of dozen phylogenetic studies, which represented all of the relevant published work at the time. This new chapter has over 300 references, and still it excludes many lower-level studies. The number of coauthors has also expanded. PDF.

Hibbett, D. S. 2014. Major events in the evolution of the Fungi. Pp 152-158 in: Princeton Guide to Evolution (J. Losos, ed.) Princeton University Press. The history of fungal evolution in six pages.

Nagy, L. G., R. A. Ohm, G. M. Kovács, D. Floudas, R. Riley, A. Gácser, M. Sipiczki, J. M. Davis, S. L. Doty, G. S. de Hoog, J. W. Spatafora, F. Martin, I. V. Grigoriev, D. S. Hibbett. Phylogenomics reveals latent homology behind the convergent evolution of yeast forms. Nature Communications 5:4471 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5471. (2014). This study featured Laszlo’s new “COMPARE” pipeline, which seeks to identify gene duplications and losses associated with the evolution of organismal features, in a phylogenetic context. This analysis suggests that repeated evolution of yeasts is associated with parallel diversification of certain zinc-cluster transcription factors. PDF.