A preliminary phylogeny of Aspicilia in relation to morphological and secondary product variation
2007 (English)In: Lichenologische Nebenstunden: Contributions to lichen taxonomy and ecology in honour of Klaus Kalb, 2007, 247-266 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
A preliminary molecular phylogeny of 26 Aspicilia species based on nuclear rDNA ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 is presented and compared with the occurrence of some morphological features and secondary chemical products. Three major monophyletic groups were discovered, one including aspicilin-containing species with large spores and short conidia, a second with mainly arctic-alpine species with small spores, variable chemistry and conidium length, and a third group having spores of variable size, conidia of medium size and containing β-orcinol depsidones. An extended analysis of the second subgroup, including additional species and sequences, resulted in the synonymization of a number of names. Lectotypes are designated for A. mashiginensis, A. mastrucata, A. obscurata and A. permutata, and the lectotypification of A. verruculosa is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 247-266 p.
Aspicilia, lichenized ascomycetes, molecular phylogeny, morphological variation, secondary product chemistry, taxonomy, nomenclature, nuclear rDNA ITS1-5.8S-ITS2
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13028ISBN: 978-3-443-58075-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13028DiVA: diva2:40798