Mycopathologia

, Volume 156, Issue 3, pp 157–162

Genetic relatedness among Filobasidiella species

Authors

  • Swarna Sivakumaran
    • School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College
    • Mycology Section, Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Paul Bridge
    • School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College
    • Mycology Section, Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Peter Roberts
    • Mycology Section, Royal Botanic Gardens
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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