Mycopathologia

, Volume 156, Issue 3, pp 157–162

Genetic relatedness among Filobasidiella species

  • Swarna Sivakumaran
  • Paul Bridge
  • Peter Roberts
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023309311643

Cite this article as:
Sivakumaran, S., Bridge, P. & Roberts, P. Mycopathologia (2003) 156: 157. doi:10.1023/A:1023309311643

Abstract

The three accepted species of Filobasidiella, F. neoformans, F. depauperata, and F. lutea, are compared morphologically and by molecular analysis. Sequences of the internally transcribed spacer (ITS) and the small subunit (SSU) gene of the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene cluster were obtained, and analysed by Neighbor-joining and Maximum parsimony methods. The three species of Filobsidiella are shown to form a single monophyletic clade, rooted by Tremella mesenterica. F. lutea was recovered as a distinct, but closely related taxon with the Filobasidiella clade. This is the first report of DNA sequences from herbarium specimens of F. lutea.

CryptococcusFilobasidiellainternally transcribed spacer (ITS)phylogenyrRNA18S

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Swarna Sivakumaran
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul Bridge
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Mycology Section, Royal Botanic GardensKew, SurreyU.K.