Arun Kumar Thirovoth Kottuvetta, Visiting Student Scholar

Bio: Arun Kumar was a Visiting Student Scholar in our laboratory from January to February 2006, with support from the AFTOL project. Prior to coming to our lab, he was a visitor in Dave McLaughlin’s lab at the University of Minnesota. Arun’s work focused on Auriculoscypha, an insect symbiont in the Septobasidiales (Pucciniomycotina). In Dave McLaughlin’s lab, Arun studied ultrastructure of Auriculoscypha, and with us he performed molecular phylogenetic studies. He is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. P. Manimohan at the University of Calicut, Kerala, India.

Kumar, A., Celio, G. C., Matheny, M., McLaughlin, D. J., Hibbett, D. S., and Manimohan, P. Phylogenetic relationships of Auriculoscypha based on ultrastructural and molecular studies. Mycological Research (submitted).

Matheny, P. B., J. A. Gossman, P. Zalar, T. K. Arun Kumar, and D. S. Hibbett. Resolving the phylogenetic position of the Wallemiomycetes: an enigmatic major lineage of Basidiomycota. Canadian Journal of Botany (in press).

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