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A temporal banding approach for consistent taxonomic ranking above the species level.

Kraichak E, Crespo A, Divakar PK, Leavitt SD, Lumbsch HT.

Sci Rep. 2017 May 23;7(1):2297. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02477-7.


Hidden diversity before our eyes: Delimiting and describing cryptic lichen-forming fungal species in camouflage lichens (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota).

Leavitt SD, Esslinger TL, Divakar PK, Crespo A, Lumbsch HT.

Fungal Biol. 2016 Nov;120(11):1374-1391. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.06.001.


Cryptic diversity and symbiont interactions in rock-posy lichens.

Leavitt SD, Kraichak E, Vondrak J, Nelsen MP, Sohrabi M, Perez-Ortega S, St Clair LL, Lumbsch HT.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Jun;99:261-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.030. Epub 2016 Mar 24.


Phylogenetic classification of yeasts and related taxa within Pucciniomycotina.

Wang QM, Yurkov AM, Göker M, Lumbsch HT, Leavitt SD, Groenewald M, Theelen B, Liu XZ, Boekhout T, Bai FY.

Stud Mycol. 2015 Jun;81:149-89. doi: 10.1016/j.simyco.2015.12.002. Epub 2016 Jan 11.


Resolving evolutionary relationships in lichen-forming fungi using diverse phylogenomic datasets and analytical approaches.

Leavitt SD, Grewe F, Widhelm T, Muggia L, Wray B, Lumbsch HT.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 26;6:22262. doi: 10.1038/srep22262.


An Integrative Approach for Understanding Diversity in the Punctelia rudecta Species Complex (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota).

Alors D, Lumbsch HT, Divakar PK, Leavitt SD, Crespo A.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 10;11(2):e0146537. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146537. eCollection 2016.


A Molecular Phylogeny of the Lichen Genus Lecidella Focusing on Species from Mainland China.

Zhao X, Zhang LL, Zhao ZT, Wang WC, Leavitt SD, Lumbsch HT.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 28;10(9):e0139405. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139405. eCollection 2015.


Evolution of complex symbiotic relationships in a morphologically derived family of lichen-forming fungi.

Divakar PK, Crespo A, Wedin M, Leavitt SD, Hawksworth DL, Myllys L, McCune B, Randlane T, Bjerke JW, Ohmura Y, Schmitt I, Boluda CG, Alors D, Roca-Valiente B, Del-Prado R, Ruibal C, Buaruang K, Núñez-Zapata J, Amo de Paz G, Rico VJ, Molina MC, Elix JA, Esslinger TL, Tronstad IK, Lindgren H, Ertz D, Gueidan C, Saag L, Mark K, Singh G, Dal Grande F, Parnmen S, Beck A, Benatti MN, Blanchon D, Candan M, Clerc P, Goward T, Grube M, Hodkinson BP, Hur JS, Kantvilas G, Kirika PM, Lendemer J, Mattsson JE, Messuti MI, Miadlikowska J, Nelsen M, Ohlson JI, Pérez-Ortega S, Saag A, Sipman HJ, Sohrabi M, Thell A, Thor G, Truong C, Yahr R, Upreti DK, Cubas P, Lumbsch HT.

New Phytol. 2015 Dec;208(4):1217-26. doi: 10.1111/nph.13553. Epub 2015 Aug 24.


Fungal specificity and selectivity for algae play a major role in determining lichen partnerships across diverse ecogeographic regions in the lichen-forming family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota).

Leavitt SD, Kraichak E, Nelsen MP, Altermann S, Divakar PK, Alors D, Esslinger TL, Crespo A, Lumbsch T.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Jul;24(14):3779-97. doi: 10.1111/mec.13271. Epub 2015 Jul 14.


Who's getting around? Assessing species diversity and phylogeography in the widely distributed lichen-forming fungal genus Montanelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota).

Leavitt SD, Divakar PK, Ohmura Y, Wang LS, Esslinger TL, Lumbsch HT.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2015 Sep;90:85-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.029. Epub 2015 May 16.


A Tale of Two Hyper-diversities: Diversification dynamics of the two largest families of lichenized fungi.

Kraichak E, Divakar PK, Crespo A, Leavitt SD, Nelsen MP, Lücking R, Lumbsch HT.

Sci Rep. 2015 May 6;5:10028. doi: 10.1038/srep10028.


Coalescent-based species delimitation approach uncovers high cryptic diversity in the cosmopolitan lichen-forming fungal genus Protoparmelia (Lecanorales, Ascomycota).

Singh G, Dal Grande F, Divakar PK, Otte J, Leavitt SD, Szczepanska K, Crespo A, Rico VJ, Aptroot A, Cáceres ME, Lumbsch HT, Schmitt I.

PLoS One. 2015 May 1;10(5):e0124625. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124625. eCollection 2015.


In vitro evaluation of the antibacterial activity of extracts from 34 species of North American lichens.

Shrestha G, Raphael J, Leavitt SD, St Clair LL.

Pharm Biol. 2014 Oct;52(10):1262-6. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2014.889175. Epub 2014 May 27.


How do you solve a problem like Letharia? A new look at cryptic species in lichen-forming fungi using Bayesian clustering and SNPs from multilocus sequence data.

Altermann S, Leavitt SD, Goward T, Nelsen MP, Lumbsch HT.

PLoS One. 2014 May 15;9(5):e97556. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097556. eCollection 2014.


Pleistocene speciation in North American lichenized fungi and the impact of alternative species circumscriptions and rates of molecular evolution on divergence estimates.

Leavitt SD, Lumbsch HT, Stenroos S, St Clair LL.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 26;8(12):e85240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085240. eCollection 2013.


Understanding phenotypical character evolution in parmelioid lichenized fungi (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota).

Divakar PK, Kauff F, Crespo A, Leavitt SD, Lumbsch HT.

PLoS One. 2013 Nov 29;8(11):e83115. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083115. eCollection 2013.


Diversification of the newly recognized lichen-forming fungal lineage Montanelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) and its relation to key geological and climatic events.

Divakar PK, Del-Prado R, Lumbsch HT, Wedin M, Esslinger TL, Leavitt SD, Crespo A.

Am J Bot. 2012 Dec;99(12):2014-26. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200258. Epub 2012 Nov 30.


Neogene-dominated diversification in neotropical montane lichens: dating divergence events in the lichen-forming fungal genus Oropogon (Parmeliaceae).

Leavitt SD, Esslinger TL, Lumbsch HT.

Am J Bot. 2012 Nov;99(11):1764-77. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200146. Epub 2012 Oct 23.


Multilocus phylogeny of the lichen-forming fungal genus Melanohalea (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota): insights on diversity, distributions, and a comparison of species tree and concatenated topologies.

Leavitt SD, Esslinger TL, Spribille T, Divakar PK, Thorsten Lumbsch H.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013 Jan;66(1):138-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.013. Epub 2012 Sep 24.


Miocene and Pliocene dominated diversification of the lichen-forming fungal genus Melanohalea (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) and Pleistocene population expansions.

Leavitt SD, Esslinger TL, Divakar PK, Lumbsch HT.

BMC Evol Biol. 2012 Sep 11;12:176. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-176.

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