Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes
Wang, Zheng; Johnston, Peter R.2; Yang, Zhu L.3; Townsend, Jeffrey P.1
Corresponding Authorwang.zheng@yale.edu
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
AbstractThe endophytic lifestyle has played an important role in the evolution of the morphology of reproductive structures (body) in one of the most problematic groups in fungal classification, the Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota). Mapping fungal morphologies to two groups in the Leiotiomycetes, the Rhytismatales and Hemiphacidiaceae reveals significant divergence in body size, shape and complexity. Mapping ecological roles to these taxa reveals that the groups include endophytic fungi living on leaves and saprobic fungi living on duff or dead wood. Finally, mapping of the morphologies to ecological roles reveals that leaf endophytes produce small, highly reduced fruiting bodies covered with fungal tissue or dead host tissue, while saprobic species produce large and intricate fruiting bodies. Intriguingly, resemblance between asexual conidiomata and sexual ascomata in some leotiomycetes implicates some common developmental pathways for sexual and asexual development in these fungi.
Subject AreaBiology
Indexed BySCI
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000265482200003
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Affiliation1.Yale Univ, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, New Haven, CT 06520 USA
2.Landcare Res, Herbarium PDD, Auckland, New Zealand
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeography, Kunming, Peoples R China
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Wang, Zheng,Johnston, Peter R.,Yang, Zhu L.,et al. Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes[J]. PLOS ONE,2009,4(1):e4246.
APA Wang, Zheng,Johnston, Peter R.,Yang, Zhu L.,&Townsend, Jeffrey P..(2009).Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes.PLOS ONE,4(1),e4246.
MLA Wang, Zheng,et al."Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes".PLOS ONE 4.1(2009):e4246.
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