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Title: Identifying algal symbionts in lichen symbioses
Authors: Grube, Martin
Muggia, Lucia
Keywords: lichens
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Martin Grube, Lucia Muggia, Identifying algal symbionts in lichen symbioses, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 295-299.
Abstract: Lichens are a ubiquitous terrestrial symbiosis of fungi with photoautotrophic microorganisms. The identification of the hosted photoautotrophs is notoriously difficult. Molecular data to clarify evolutionary relationships on the involved algal and cyanobacterial lineages are accumulating, but the assignment to species is challenging for various reasons. One of the challenges is the limited knowledge on the alpha diversity of photoautotrophs. New lineages are being discovered with increasing amounts of sequencing. Identification tools could incorporate these aspects, by routinely updating the assignment process. We propose the establishment of a classification tool using algal sequence data from public databases.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
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