Relationships of Tuber, Elaphomyces, and Cyttaria (Ascomycotina), Inferred from 18S rDNA Studies

  • S. Landvik
  • O. E. Eriksson
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18S rDNA sequences from members of the genera Elaphomyces and Tuber (hypogeous ascomycetes) and from Cyttaria were compared with homologous sequences from members of the Leotiales, Neolectales, and Pezizales. Preliminary results from cladistic parsimony analyses indicated that Elaphomyces (Elaphomycetales) and Tuber (Juberales) may be nested within Pezizales, and that Cyttaria (Cyttariales) may be an ingroup in the Leotiales. The isolated position of Neolecta was confirmed.


Neurospora Crassa Tuber Melanosporum Illinois Natural History Survey Swedish Natural Science Research Council Separate Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Landvik
    • 1
  • O. E. Eriksson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecological BotanyUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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