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Open Access A phylogenetic approach to a global supraspecific taxonomy of Cortinarius (Agaricales) with an emphasis on the southern mycota

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A section-based taxonomy of Cortinarius, covering large parts of the temperate North and South Hemispheres, is presented. Thirty-seven previously described sections are reviewed, while another forty-two sections are proposed as new or as new combinations. Twenty additional clades are recovered but not formally described. Furthermore, six new or combined species names are introduced, and one species is neotypified. The structure is supported by morphological characters and molecular evidence, based on two (nrITS and nrLSU) and four (nrITS, nrLSU, rpb1 and rpb2) loci datasets and analysed by Maximum Likelihood methods (PhyML, RAxML). Altogether 789 Cortinarius samples were included in the study.

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Keywords: BASIDIOMYCOTA; MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD; PHYLOGENY; RIBOSOMAL AND PROTEIN-CODING GENES; SECTION RANK; SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 19, 2019

This article was made available online on May 28, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "A phylogenetic approach to a global supraspecific taxonomy of Cortinarius (Agaricales) with an emphasis on the southern mycota".

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