Mycological Progress

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 59–73

The phylogeny and taxonomy of genera Cystoderma and Cystodermella (Agaricales) based on nuclear ITS and LSU sequences


    • Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of Tartu
  • Kadri Põldmaa
    • Natural History MuseumUniversity of Tartu
  • Urmas Kõljalg
    • Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of Tartu
    • Natural History MuseumUniversity of Tartu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11557-008-0578-9

Cite this article as:
Saar, I., Põldmaa, K. & Kõljalg, U. Mycol Progress (2009) 8: 59. doi:10.1007/s11557-008-0578-9


Species delimitation in Cystoderma and Cystodermella was evaluated based on ITS and LSU rDNA sequences as well as morphological data. Two species of Cystoderma are synonymised with C. carcharias and three species with C. jasonis, distinguishing the synonymised taxa as varieties of these accepted species. Analyses of partial LSU rDNA sequences revealed Cystoderma and Cystodermella as distinct monophyletic genera, with Ripartitella representing a well-supported sister group of the latter. Phaeolepiota aurea represents either an unsupported sister group or member of Cystoderma in the phylogenies based on LSU and ITS sequences rDNA data, respectively. The tribe Cystodermateae sensu Singer did not appear monophyletic according to analyses of LSU sequences. On the basis of these data, the phylogenetic relationships among most of the analyzed genera could not be resolved unequivocally.


Cystoderma FayodITS and LSU rDNACystoderma and CystodermellaPhaeolepiota aureaSpecies delimitation

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