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The phylogenetic position of Rhopalostroma as inferred from a polythetic approach

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Stadler, Marc ; Fournier, Jacques ; Gardt, S. ; Peršoh, Derek:
The phylogenetic position of Rhopalostroma as inferred from a polythetic approach.
In: Persoonia. Vol. 25 (2010) . - pp. 11-21.
ISSN 1878-9080
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3767/003158510X524231

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The xylariaceous genus Rhopalostroma comprises a small conglomerate of stromatic, angiosperm-associated pyrenomycetes, which have so far exclusively been reported from the palaeotropics, above all from tropical Africa and South Asia. Morphological and chemotaxonomic studies had suggested their close relationship to the genera Daldinia and Hypoxylon. However, those results were mainly based on herbarium specimens, and no molecular phylogenetic data were available on Rhopalostroma. During a foray in Côte d’Ivoire, fresh material of R. angolense was collected, cultured and studied by microscopic methods and by secondary metabolite profiling using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array and mass spectrometric detection. In addition, ITS nrDNA sequences of the cultures were generated and compared to those of representative Xylariaceae taxa, to evaluate the phylogenetic affinities of this fungus. The results showed in unison that R. angolense is closely related to the daldinoid Xylariaceae, and in particular to the predominantly neotropical genera Phylacia and Thamnomyces.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER84165
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Mycology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Mycology > Professorship Mycology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rambold
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 12:10
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/12799