Francois M. Lutzoni, Professor  

Francois M. Lutzoni

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
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Research Categories: Evolution of symbiotic systems

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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 (January, 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 (March, 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 (May, 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 (January, 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 (March, 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 (August, 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; International Journal of Organic Evolution, vol. 63 no. 8 (August, 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, vol. 58 no. 3 (June, 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 (November, 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; Thorsten Lumbsch, H; 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; Larsson, K-H; Lichtwardt, R; Longcore, J; Miadlikowska, J; Miller, A; Moncalvo, J-M; Mozley-Standridge, S; Oberwinkler, F; Parmasto, E; Reeb, V; Rogers, JD; Roux, C; Ryvarden, L; Sampaio, JP; Schüssler, A; Sugiyama, J; Thorn, RG; Tibell, L; Untereiner, WA; Walker, C; Wang, Z; Weir, A; Weiss, M; White, MM; Winka, K; Yao, Y-J; Zhang, N, A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi., Mycological Research, vol. 111 no. Pt 5 (May, 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 (March, 2007), pp. 185-206 [17682771], [doi]  [abs].
  13. Kauff, F; Cox, CJ; Lutzoni, F, WASABI: an automated sequence processing system for multigene phylogenies., Systematic Biology, vol. 56 no. 3 (June, 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 (March, 2007), pp. 541-549 [17503580], [doi]  [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 (March, 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 (May, 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; Rossman, AY; Rogers, JD; Pfister, DH; Hewitt, D; Hansen, K; Hambleton, S; Shoemaker, RA; Kohlmeyer, J; Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, B; Spotts, RA; Serdani, M; Crous, PW; Hughes, KW; Matsuura, K; Langer, E; Langer, G; Untereiner, WA; Lücking, R; Büdel, B; Geiser, DM; Aptroot, A; Diederich, P; Schmitt, I; Schultz, M; Yahr, R; Hibbett, DS; Lutzoni, F; McLaughlin, DJ; Spatafora, JW; Vilgalys, R, Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny., Nature, vol. 443 no. 7113 (October, 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 : Cb, vol. 15 no. 13 (July, 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 (November, 2005), pp. 363-378, Informa UK Limited [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; Sugiyama, J; Yahr, R; Vilgalys, R, 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 (February, 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 (August, 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 (June, 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 (December, 2000), pp. 628-651 [doi]  [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 (December, 2000), pp. 1971-1984 [doi]  [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 the United States of America, vol. 94 no. 21 (October, 1997), pp. 11422-11427 [11038586], [doi]  [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, vol. 46 no. 3 (September, 1997), pp. 373-406 (journal cover.) [11975328], [doi]  [abs].