Yang, ZL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Div & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China.
Background: Lethal amanitas (Amanita section Phalloideae) are a group of wild, fatal mushrooms causing many poisoning cases worldwide. However, the diversity and evolutionary history of these lethal mushrooms remain poorly known due to the limited sampling and insufficient gene fragments employed for phylogenetic analyses. In this study, five gene loci (nrLSU, ITS, rpb2, ef1-a and-tubulin) with a widely geographic sampling from East and South Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South Africa and Australia were analysed with maximum-likelihood, maximum-parsimony and Bayesian inference methods. Biochemical analyses were also conducted with intention to detect amatoxins and phalloidin in 14 representative samples.
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Div & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China 2.Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum, Roosevelt, NJ 08555 USA 3.Kunming Med Univ, Sch Pharmacol, Kunming 650500, Yunnan, Peoples R China 4.Jilin Agr Univ, Inst Mycol, Changchun 130118, Jilin, Peoples R China 5.Hunan Normal Univ, Coll Life Sci, Changsha 410081, Hunan, Peoples R China 6.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
Cai,Qing;Tulloss,Rodham E.;Tang,Li P.;Tolgor,Bau;Zhang,Ping;Chen,Zuo H.;Yang,Zhu L..Multi-locus phylogeny of lethal amanitas: Implications for species diversity and historical biogeography,BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY,2014,14():143