Brandon Matheny, Post-doctoral Fellow

Brandon received a PhD from the University of Washington, with Dr. Joseph Ammirati, Jr. At Clark he is working on the "Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life" project.

Research interests:
Brandon's PhD thesis concerned taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography of Inocybe, a group of ectomycorrhizal agarics. Along with Ben Hall and Yajuan Liu, Brandon was one of the first to employ RNA polymerase gene sequences in fungal phylogenetics. The AFTOL project on which he is now working involves multi-locus phylogenies across the entire spectrum of basidiomycetes.

Arun Kumar, T. K., Celio, G. J., Matheny, P. B., McLaughlin, D. J., Hibbett, D. S., and Manimohan, P. (2007). Phylogenetic relationships of Auriculoscypha based on ultrastructural and molecular studies. Mycological Research: in press.

Matheny, P. B., Wang Z., Binder M., Curtis, J. M., Lim, Y. W., Nilsson, H. R., Hughes, K. W., Hofstetter, V., Ammirati, J. F., Schoch, C., Langer, E., Langer, G., McLaughlin, D. J., Wilson, A. W., Frĝslev, T., Ge, Z. W., Kerrigan, R. W., Slot, J. C., Yang, Z. L., Baroni, T. J., Fischer, M., Hosaka, K., Matsuura, K., Seidl, M. T., Vauras, J., and Hibbett, D. S. (2007). Contributions of rpb2 and tef1 to the phylogeny of mushrooms and allies (Basidiomycota, Fungi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: in press.

Matheny, P. B., Gossmann, J. A., Zalar, P., Arun Kumar, T. K., and Hibbett, D. S. (2007). Resolving the phylogenetic position of the Wallemiomycetes: an enigmatic major lineage of Basidiomycota. Canadian Journal of Botany: in press.

Matheny, P. B., Curtis, J. M., Hoffstetter, V., Aime, M. C., Moncalvo, J. M., Ge, Z. W., Yang, Z. L., Slot, J. C., Ammirati, J. F., Baroni, T. J., Bougher, N. L., Hughes, K. W., Lodge, D. J., Kerrigan, R. W., Seidl, M. T., Aanen, D. K., DeNitis, M., Daniele, G. M., Desjardin, D. E., Kropp, B. R., Norvell, L. L., Parker, A., Vellinga, E. C., Vilgalys, R., and Hibbett, D. S. (2006). Major clades of Agaricales: a multi-locus phylogenetic overview. Mycologia 98: in press.

James, T. Y., Kauff, F., Schoch, C., Matheny, P. B., Hofstetter, V., Cox, C., Celio, G., Gueidan, C., Fraker, E., Miadlikowska, J., Lumbsch, H. T., Rauhut, A., Reeb, V., Arnold, A. E., Amtoft, A., Stajich, J. E., Hosaka, K., Sung, G. H., Johnson, D., O'Rourke, B., Crockett, M., Binder, M., Curtis, J. M., Slot, J. C., Wang, Z., Wilson, A. W., Schüßler, A., Longcore, J. E., O'Donnell, K., Mozley-Standridge, S., Porter, D., Letcher, P. M., Powell, M. J., Taylor, J. W., White, M. M., Griffith, G. W., Davies, D. R., Humber, R. A., Morton, J. B., Sugiyama, J., Rossman, A. Y., Rogers, J. D., Pfister, D. H., Hewitt, D., Hansen, K., Hambleton, S., Shoemaker, R. A., Kohlmeyer, J., Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, B., Spotts, R. A., Serdani, M., Crous, P. W., Hughes, K. W., Matsuura, K., Langer, E., Langer, G., Untereiner, W. A., Lücking, R., Büdel, B., Geiser, D. M., Aptroot, A., Diederich, P., Schmitt, I., Schultz, M., Yahr, R.,Hibbett, D., Lutzoni, F., McLaughlin, D., Spatafora, J., and Vilgalys, R. (2006). Reconstructing the early evolution of the fungi using a six gene phylogeny. Nature: in press.

Matheny, P. B. and Ammirati, J. F. (2006). Cortinarius lucorum (Fr.) Karst., a Populus associate from North America. Pacific Northwest Fungi 1(4): 1-10.

Matheny, P. B. and Bougher, N. L. (2006). The new genus Auritella from Africa and Australia (Inocybaceae, Agaricales): molecular systematics, taxonomy and historical biogeography. Mycological Progress. pdf

Frøslev, T. G., Matheny, P. B., and Hibbett, D. S. (2005). Lower level relationships in the mushroom genus Cortinarius (Basidiomycota, Agaricales): a comparison of RPB1, RPB2, and ITS phylogenies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 602-618. pdf

Yang, Z. L., Matheny, P. B., Ge, Z. W., and Hibbett, D. S. (2005). New Asian species of the genus Anamika (euagarics, hebelomatoid clade) based on morphology and ribosomal DNA sequences. Mycological Research 109: 1259-1267.

Matheny, P. B. and Bougher, N. L. (2005). A new violet species of Inocybe (Agaricales) from urban and rural landscapes in Western Australia. Australasian Mycologist: 24: 7-12.

Lutzoni F, Kauff F, Cox CJ, McLaughlin D, Celio G, Dentinger B, Padamsee M, Hibbett DS, James T, Baloch E, Grube M, Reeb V, Hofstetter V, Schoch C, Arnold EA, Spatafora J, Sung G-H, Hambleton S, Miadlikowska J, Lücking R, Shoemaker R, O'Donnell K, Binder M, Crockett M, Diederich P, Ertz D, Gueidan C, Hansen K, Harris RC, Hosaka K, Johnson D, Lim Y-W, Lumbsch T, Matheny PB, Nishida H, Pfister D, Rogers J, Rossman A, Schmitt I, Sipman H, Stone J, Sugiyama J, Yahr R, Vilgalys R. (2004). Where are we in assembling the fungal tree of life, classifying the fungi, and understanding the evolution of their subcellular traits? American Journal of Botany 91: 1446-1480.

Matheny, P. B. (2005). Improving phylogenetic inference of mushrooms with RPB1 and RPB2 nucleotide sequences (Inocybe, Agaricales). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution in press. pdf

Matheny, P. B. and Watling, R. (2004). A new and unusual species of Inocybe (Inosperma clade) from tropical Africa. Mycotaxon 89: 497-503.

Kropp, B. R. and Matheny, P. B. (2004). Basidiospore homoplasy and variation in the  Inocybe chelanensis group in North America. Mycologia 96: 295-309. pdf

Matheny, P. B. and Ammirati, J. F. (2003). Inocybe angustispora, I. taedophila, and Cortinarius aureifolius: an unusual inocyboid Cortinarius. Mycotaxon 88: 401-407.

Matheny, P. B., Aime, M. C., and Henkel, T. W. (2003). New species of Inocybe from Dicymbe forests of Guyana. Mycological Research 107(4): 495-505.

Matheny, P. B., Liu, Y. J., Ammirati, J. F., and Hall, B. D. (2002). Using RPB1 sequences to improve phylogenetic inference among mushrooms (Inocybe, Agaricales). American Journal of Botany 89(4): 688-698. pdf

Matheny, P. B. and Kropp, B. R. (2001) A revision of the Inocybe lanuginosa group and allied species in North America. Sydowia 53(1): 93-139.

Brandon and Tim James, MSA meeting, Asheville NC 2004

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