New Zygopubs

Several recent publications out now from the Zygolife team.

Good work all on the improved phylogenetic resolution of clades within the Zoopagomycota Phylum and Zoopagomycotina sub-phylum.

Davis WJ, Amses KR, Benny GL, Carter-House D, Chang Y, Grigoriev I, Smith ME, Spatafora JW, Stajich JE, James TY. Genome-scale phylogenetics reveals a monophyletic Zoopagales (Zoopagomycota, Fungi).  Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2019; 133:152-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.006

Benny GL, Smith ME. Notes on Syncephalis (Zoopgales, Zoopagomycota) from the Farlow Herbarium with the description of a new species, Syncephalis aethiopica. Mycologia. 2018; 110(1):192-200. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2018.1426960

Reynolds NK, Benny GL, Ho HM, Hou YH, Crous PW, Smith ME. Phylogenetic and morphological analyses of the mycoparasitic genus Piptocephalis. Mycologia. 2019;  doi: 10.1080/00275514.2018.1538439.

Chang Y, Desirò A, Na H, Sandor L, Lipzen A, Clum A, Barry K, Grigoriev IV, Martin FM, Stajich JE, Smith ME, Bonito G, Spatafora JW. Phylogenomics of Endogonaceae and evolution of mycorrhizas within Mucoromycota. New Phytol. 2018. doi: 10.1111/nph.15613

Work from the Corradi lab also recently explored and long standing mystery as to how AM Fungi produce recombinant genotypes in the absence of observable sexual reproduction through inter-nuclear genetic exchange . They are able to conclude that “AMF can generate genetic diversity via meiotic-like processes in the absence of observable mating” which provides a new way to think about these “ancient asexuals”.

Chen EC, Mathieu S, Hoffrichter A, Sedzielewska-Toro K, Peart M, Pelin A, Ndikumana S, Ropars J, Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N. Single nucleus sequencing reveals evidence of inter-nucleus recombination in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Elife. 2018;7:e39813. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39813.