Acarosporaceae

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Acarosporaceae
Sarcogyne regularis-1.jpg
Sarcogyne regularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Subclass: Acarosporomycetidae
Order: Acarosporales
Family: Acarosporaceae
Zahlbr. (1906)
Genera

Acarospora
Glypholecia
Lithoglypha
Pleopsidium
Polysporina
Sarcogyne
Silobia
Thelocarpella

The Acarosporaceae are a family of fungi in the order Acarosporales. Members of this family have a widespread distribution, and are lichenized with green algae.[1] According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 11 genera and 183 species.[2]

Phylogeny[edit]

Formerly classified in the fungal order Lecanorales, phylogenetic analyses in 1998 showed that the Acarosporaceae belong outside this order;[3] further analysis supported this conclusion.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Stenroos SK, DePriest PT. (1998). "SSU rDNA phylogeny of cladoniiform lichens". 85: 1548–59. 
  4. ^ Lutzoni F, Pagel M, Reeb V. (2001). "Major fungal lineages are derived from lichen symbiotic ancestors". Nature 411: 937–40. 

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