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Fungal Molecular Ecology


This section details specific studies using molecular markers and phylogenetic analysis to detect and identify fungi in the environment, and infer the evolution of ecological strategies.

The humongous fungus

How many fungi in a grass root

Evolution of Lichen Symbioses

Mycorrhizae vs. non-photosynthetic plants

Evolution of ectomycorrhizal symbioses

Inter-kingdom host jumping in Clavicipitales

Attine ant symbioses


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