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Kingdom Fungi: Fungal Phylogeny and Systematics

Medical Mycology

Background and Basic Information

  1. Thomas G. Mitchell PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0129

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Mitchell, T. G. 2010. Kingdom Fungi: Fungal Phylogeny and Systematics. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Duke University Medical Center, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Durham, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Origin of the Fungi
  • 2
    Concepts and Terms
  • 3
    Phenotypes and Molecular Markers to Identify Fungi
  • 4
    Phylogenetic Methods
  • 5
    Genomics
  • 6
    Classification
  • 7
    Phylum Chytridiomycota
  • 8
    Phylum Zygomycota
  • 9
    Phylum Ascomycota
  • 10
    Phylum Basidiomycota
  • 11
    Clinical Applications
  • 12
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Kingdom fungi, fungal phylogeny and systematics;
  • phenotypes and molecular markers in identifying fungi;
  • general phenotypic approaches-identifying and characterizing fungi;
  • higher taxa of mycotic fungi and selected pseudofungi;
  • phylum Chytridiomycota-characterized by motile asexual zoospores;
  • Phylum Zygomycota-Zygomycetes and Trichomycetes;
  • Order Eurotiales-sexual reproduction resulting in perithecia or cleistothecia;
  • Phylum Basidiomycota–Urediniomycetes, Ustilaginomycetes and Hymenomycetes