Francois M. Lutzoni, Professor  

Francois M. Lutzoni

Education:
Ph.D., Duke University, 1995
M. Sc., University of Ottawa, 1990
M.S., Ottawa University, 1990
B. Sc., Université Laval, 1987
B.S., Grinnel College and University of Laval, 1987

Office Location: 357 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7261
Email Address: francois.lutzoni@duke.edu
Web Page: http://lutzonilab.org
Additional Web Page: http://www.lutzonilab.net/index.shtml

Specialties:
Evolution
Systematics

Research Categories: Evolution of symbiotic systems

Research Description:

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. McDonald, TR; Dietrich, FS; Lutzoni, F, Multiple horizontal gene transfers of ammonium transporters/ammonia permeases from prokaryotes to eukaryotes: toward a new functional and evolutionary classification., Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 29 no. 1 (2012), pp. 51-60 [21680869], [doi]  [abs].
  2. Geml, J; Kauff, F; Brochmann, C; Lutzoni, F; Laursen, GA; Redhead, SA; Taylor, DL, Frequent circumarctic and rare transequatorial dispersals in the lichenised agaric genus Lichenomphalia (Hygrophoraceae, Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology, vol. 116 no. 3 (2012), pp. 388-400 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Gaya, E; Högnabba, F; Holguin, A; Molnar, K; Fernández-Brime, S; Stenroos, S; Arup, U; Søchting, U; Van den Boom, P; Lücking, R; Sipman, HJM; Lutzoni, F, Implementing a cumulative supermatrix approach for a comprehensive phylogenetic study of the Teloschistales (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota)., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 63 no. 2 (2012), pp. 374-387 [22306043], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Hodkinson, BP; Gottel, NR; Schadt, CW; Lutzoni, F, Photoautotrophic symbiont and geography are major factors affecting highly structured and diverse bacterial communities in the lichen microbiome, Environmental Microbiology, vol. 14 no. 1 (2012), pp. 147-161 (Special issue entitled "Omics Driven Microbial Ecology”.) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Joneson, S; Armaleo, D; Lutzoni, F, Fungal and algal gene expression in early developmental stages of lichen-symbiosis., Mycologia, vol. 103 no. 2 (2011), pp. 291-306 [20943535], [doi]  [abs].
  6. U'Ren, JM; Lutzoni, F; Miadlikowska, J; Arnold, AE, Community Analysis Reveals Close Affinities Between Endophytic and Endolichenic Fungi in Mosses and Lichens, Microbial Ecology, vol. 60 no. 2 (2010), pp. 340-353 [doi]  [abs].
  7. O'Brien, HE; Miadlikowska, J; Lutzoni, F, Assessing reproductive isolation in highly diverse communities of the lichen-forming fungal genus peltigera., Evolution, vol. 63 no. 8 (2009), pp. 2076-2086 [19453383], [doi]  [abs].
  8. Arnold, AE; Miadlikowska, J; Higgins, KL; Sarvate, SD; Gugger, P; Way, A; Hofstetter, V; Kauff, F; Lutzoni, F, A phylogenetic estimation of trophic transition networks for ascomycetous fungi: are lichens cradles of symbiotrophic fungal diversification?, Systematic Biology (OUP), vol. 58 no. 3 (2009), pp. 283-297 [20525584], [doi]  [abs].
  9. McLaughlin, DJ; Hibbett, DS; Lutzoni, F; Spatafora, JW; Vilgalys, R, The search for the fungal tree of life, Trends in Microbiology, vol. 17 no. 11 (2009), pp. 488-497 [doi]  [abs].
  10. Gueidan, C; Ruibal Villasenor, C; de Hoog, S; Gorbushina, A; Untereiner, WA; Lutzoni, F, An extremotolerant rock-inhabiting ancestor for mutualistic and pathogen-rich fungal lineages, Studies in Mycology, vol. 61 (2008), pp. 111-119 .
  11. Hibbett, DS; Binder, M; Bischoff, JF; Blackwell, M; Cannon, PF; Eriksson, OE; Huhndorf, S; James, T; Kirk, PM; Lücking, R; Lumbsch, HT; Lutzoni, F; Matheny, PB; McLaughlin, DJ; Powell, MJ; Redhead, S; Schoch, CL; Spatafora, JW; Stalpers, JA; Vilgalys, R; Aime, MC; Aptroot, A; Bauer, R; Begerow, D; Benny, GL; Castlebury, LA; Crous, PW; Dai, Y-C; Gams, W; Geiser, DM; Griffith, GW; Gueidan, C; Hawksworth, DL; Hestmark, G; Hosaka, K; Humber, RA; Hyde, KD; Ironside, JE; Kõljalg, U; Kurtzman, CP et al., A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi, Mycological Research, vol. 111 no. 5 (2007), pp. 509-547 [doi]  [abs].
  12. Arnold, AE; Henk, DA; Eells, RL; Lutzoni, F; Vilgalys, R, Diversity and phylogenetic affinities of foliar fungal endophytes in loblolly pine inferred by culturing and environmental PCR., Mycologia, vol. 99 no. 2 (2007), pp. 185-206 [17682771]  [abs].
  13. Kauff, F; Cox, CJ; Lutzoni, F, WASABI: an automated sequence processing system for multigene phylogenies., Systematic Biology (OUP), vol. 56 no. 3 (2007), pp. 523-531 [17562476], [doi] .
  14. Arnold, AE; Lutzoni, F, Diversity and host range of foliar fungal endophytes: are tropical leaves biodiversity hotspots?, Ecology, vol. 88 no. 3 (2007), pp. 541-549 [17503580]  [abs].
  15. Reeb, V; Haugen, P; Bhattacharya, D; Lutzoni, F, Evolution of Pleopsidium (lichenized Ascomycota) S943 group I introns and the phylogeography of an intron-encoded putative homing endonuclease., Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 64 no. 3 (2007), pp. 285-298 [17294323], [doi]  [abs].
  16. Rydholm, C; Dyer, PS; Lutzoni, F, DNA sequence characterization and molecular evolution of MAT1 and MAT2 mating-type loci of the self-compatible ascomycete mold Neosartorya fischeri., Eukaryotic cell, vol. 6 no. 5 (2007), pp. 868-874 [17384199], [doi]  [abs].
  17. James, TY; Kauff, F; Schoch, CL; Matheny, PB; Hofstetter, V; Cox, CJ; Celio, G; Gueidan, C; Fraker, E; Miadlikowska, J; Lumbsch, HT; Rauhut, A; Reeb, V; Arnold, AE; Amtoft, A; Stajich, JE; Hosaka, K; Sung, G-H; Johnson, D; O'Rourke, B; Crockett, M; Binder, M; Curtis, JM; Slot, JC; Wang, Z; Wilson, AW; Schüssler, A; Longcore, JE; O'Donnell, K; Mozley-Standridge, S; Porter, D; Letcher, PM; Powell, MJ; Taylor, JW; White, MM; Griffith, GW; Davies, DR; Humber, RA; Morton, JB; Sugiyama, J et al., Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny., Nature, vol. 443 no. 7113 (2006), pp. 818-822 [17051209], [doi]  [abs].
  18. Miadlikowska, J; Kauff, F; Hofstetter, V; Fraker, E; Grube, M; Hafellner, J; Reeb, V; Hodkinson, BP; Kukwa, M; Lücking, R; Hestmark, G; Otalora, MAG; Rauhut, A; Büdel, B; Scheidegger, C; Timdal, I; Stenroos, S; Brodo, I; Perlmutter, G; Ertz, D; Diederich, P; Lendemer, JC; Tripp, E; Yahr, R; May, P; Gueidan, C; Arnold, AE; Robertson, C; Lutzoni, F, New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes, Mycologia, vol. 98 no. 6 (2006), pp. 1090-1103 [17486983]  [abs].
  19. Paoletti, M; Rydholm, C; Schwier, EU; Anderson, MJ; Szakacs, G; Lutzoni, F; Debeaupuis, J-P; Latgé, J-P; Denning, DW; Dyer, PS, Evidence for sexuality in the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus, Current Biology, vol. 15 no. 13 (2005), pp. 1242-1248 [doi]  [abs].
  20. O'Brien, HE; Miadlikowska, J; Lutzoni, F, Assessing host specialization in symbiotic cyanobacteria associated with four closely related species of the lichen fungus Peltigera, European Journal of Phycology, vol. 40 no. 4 (2005), pp. 363-378 [doi]  [abs].
  21. Haugen, P; Reeb, V; Lutzoni, F; Bhattacharya, D, The evolution of homing endonuclease genes and group I introns in nuclear rDNA., Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 21 no. 1 (2004), pp. 105-116 [doi]  [abs].
  22. Lutzoni, F; Kauff, F; Cox, CJ; McLaughlin, D; Celio, G; Dentinger, B; Padamsee, M; Hibbett, D; James, TY; Baloch, E; Grube, M; Reeb, V; Hofstetter, V; Schoch, C; Arnold, AE; Miadlikowska, J; Spatafora, J; Johnson, D; Hambleton, S; Crockett, M; Shoemaker, R; Sung, G-H; Lücking, R; Lumbsch, T; O'Donnell, K; Binder, M; Diederich, P; Ertz, D; Gueidan, C; Hansen, K; Harris, RC; Hosaka, K; Lim, Y-W; Matheny, B; Nishida, H; Pfister, D; Rogers, J; Rossman, A; Schmitt, I; Sipman, H; Stone, J et al., Assembling the fungal tree of life: progress, classification, and evolution of subcellular traits., American journal of botany, vol. 91 no. 10 (October, 2004), pp. 1446-1480 [21652303], [doi]  [abs].
  23. Alfaro, ME; Zoller, S; Lutzoni, F, Bayes or bootstrap? A simulation study comparing the performance of Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling and bootstrapping in assessing phylogenetic confidence, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 20 no. 2 (2003), pp. 255-266 [doi]  [abs].
  24. Barker, FK; Lutzoni, FM, The utility of the incongruence length difference test, Systematic Biology, vol. 51 no. 4 (2002), pp. 625-637 [doi] .
  25. Lutzoni, F; Pagel, M; Reeb, V, Major fungal lineages are derived from lichen symbiotic ancestors, Nature, vol. 411 no. 6840 (2001), pp. 937-940 [doi]  [abs].
  26. Lutzoni, F; Wagner, P; Reeb, V; Zoller, S, Integrating ambiguously aligned regions of DNA sequences in phylogenetic analyses without violating positional homology, Systematic Biology, vol. 49 no. 4 (2000), pp. 628-651  [abs].
  27. Bhattacharya, D; Lutzoni, F; Reeb, V; Simon, D; Nason, J; Fernandez, F, Widespread occurrence of spliceosomal introns in the rDNA genes of ascomycetes, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 17 no. 12 (2000), pp. 1971-1984  [abs].
  28. Zoller, S; Lutzoni, F; Scheidegger, C, Genetic variability within and among populations of the threatened foliose lichen Lobaria pulmonaria (L.), Molecular Ecology, vol. 8 (1999), pp. 2049-2060, Hoffm. in Switzerland. .
  29. Lutzoni, F; Pagel, M, Accelerated evolution as a consequence of transitions to mutualism., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, vol. 94 no. 21 (1997), pp. 11422-11427 [11038586]  [abs].
  30. Lutzoni, FM, Phylogeny of lichen- and non-lichen-forming omphalinoid mushrooms and the utility of testing for combinability among multiple data sets., Systematic Biology (OUP), vol. 46 no. 3 (1997), pp. 373-406 (journal cover.) [11975328]  [abs].