Helicobasidium, Thanatophytum, TuberculinaMatthias Lutz and Robert Bauer
This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
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Lutz, M., R. Bauer, D. Begerow, and F. Oberwinkler. 2004a. Tuberculina - Thanatophytum/Rhizoctonia crocorum - Helicobasidium: A unique mycoparasitic-phytoparasitic life strategy. Mycological Research: 227-238.
Lutz, M., R. Bauer, D. Begerow, and F. Oberwinkler. 2004b. Tuberculina - Helicobasidium: Host specificity of the Tuberculina-stage reveals unexpected diversity within the group. Mycologia 96: 1316-1329.
Uetake, Y., M. Arakawa, H. Nakamura, T. Akahira, A. Sayama, L.-H. Cheah, I. Okabe, and N. Matsumoto. 2002. Genetic relationships among violet root rot fungi as revealed by hyphal anastomosis and sequencing of the rDNA ITS regions. Mycological Research 106: 156-163.
- The Fungus Tuberculina Leads a Double Life. The interesting life history of Helicobasidium (the phytoparasitic stage) and Tuberculina (the mycoparasitics stage).
Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
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- First online 17 March 2006
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