Relationships within Capitotricha bicolor (Lachnaceae, Ascomycota) as inferred from ITS rDNA sequences, including some notes on the Brunnipila and Erioscyphella clades

  • Markéta Šandová
  • R. Henrik Nilsson
  • Miroslav Kolařík
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Abstract

DNA sequences of Capitotricha bicolor from Quercus, Fagus sylvatica, Alnus alnobetula, and Nothofagus, and C. rubi from Rubus idaeus were obtained from apothecia to establish whether specimens from different hosts belong to separate species. The obtained ITS1–5.8S–ITS2 rDNA sequences were examined with Bayesian and parsimony phylogenetic analyses. Intra- and interspecific variation was also investigated based on molecular distances in the ITS region. The phylogenetic analyses supported the specific distinctness of Capitotricha rubi and the Capitotricha from Nothofagus, but also suggest specific distinctness between samples from Quercus, Fagus, and Alnus. The interspecific distances were larger than intraspecific distances for all examined units. The smallest distance was found between the “Alnus alnobetula” and “Fagus sylvatica” units. Two new sequences of Brunnipila are published. Capitotricha, Lachnum, and Erioscyphella are compared to each other based on hair and excipulum characteristics.

Keywords

Lachnaceae Lachnoid fungi Phylogeny Taxonomy DNA barcoding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mycological DepartmentNational MuseumPraha 9Czech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Biological and Environmental SciencesUniversity of GothenburgGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Gothenburg Global Biodiversity CentreGöteborgSweden
  4. 4.Laboratory of Fungal Genetics and Metabolism, Institute of MicrobiologyCzech Academy of Sciences (CAS)Praha 4Czech Republic

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