Thorsten Lumbsch

Research Summary
Main research interests include evolution of fungi belonging to Ascomycota, especially lichen-forming fungi and their diversity, with focus on groups with centres of distribution in the tropics and southern Hemisphere. A wide array of methods is employed, including micromorphological, developmental, chemical and molecular approaches
  1. Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa. IMA Fungus. 2018 Jun; 9(1):167-175. View in: PubMed

  2. Fungal specificity and selectivity for algae play a major role in determining lichen partnerships across diverse ecogeographic regions in the lichen-forming family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota). Mol Ecol. 2015 07; 24(14):3779-97. View in: PubMed

  3. A without-prejudice list of generic names of fungi for protection under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. IMA Fungus. 2013 Dec; 4(2):381-443. View in: PubMed

  4. Assembling the fungal tree of life: progress, classification, and evolution of subcellular traits. Am J Bot. 2004 Oct; 91(10):1446-80. View in: PubMed

  5. Accelerated evolutionary rates in tropical and oceanic parmelioid lichens (Ascomycota). BMC Evol Biol. 2008 Sep 22; 8:257. View in: PubMed

  6. Phylogeography and biogeography of fungi. Mycol Res. 2008 Apr; 112(Pt 4):423-4. View in: PubMed

  7. Whatever happened to the pyrenomycetes and loculoascomycetes? Mycol Res. 2007 Sep; 111(Pt 9):1064-74. View in: PubMed

  8. Truffle trouble: what happened to the Tuberales? Mycol Res. 2007 Sep; 111(Pt 9):1075-99. View in: PubMed

  9. A five-gene phylogeny of Pezizomycotina. Mycologia. 2006 Nov-Dec; 98(6):1018-28. View in: PubMed

  10. The phylogenetic placement of Ostropales within Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota) revisited. Mycol Res. 2007 Mar; 111(Pt 3):257-67. View in: PubMed

  11. Supraordinal phylogenetic relationships of Lecanoromycetes based on a Bayesian analysis of combined nuclear and mitochondrial sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004 Jun; 31(3):822-32. View in: PubMed