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Maximum Likelihood phylogeny (generated using FastTree) displaying phylogenetic relationship between Capnodiales sp. MNA-CCFEE 6580 and related fungi.
Maximum Likelihood phylogeny (generated using FastTree) displaying phylogenetic relationship between Capnodiales sp. MNA-CCFEE 6580 and related fungi.

Capnodiales sp. MNA-CCFEE 6580

Capnodiales sp. has been isolated from sandstone colonized by endolithic communities in Continental Antarctica (Helliwell Hills, Northern Victoria Land, Random Hills, 1028 m a.s.l., 71°47.612'S 161°59.743' E). A formal description is pending.

This new taxa is a member of the Class Dothideomycetes (Ascomycota) and was sequenced as part of the Shed light in The daRk lineagES of the Fungal Tree Of Life, (STRES) project. STRES aims to fill in gaps in the Fungal Tree of Life by sequencing at least 96 reference genomes from the group of black fungi. This project additionally aims to: i) gain insights into the evolutionary processes allowing Black fungi to successfully adapt to extremes and ii) clarify their role in the functioning ecosystems.

Reference:

Selbmann, L., Benkő, Z., Coleine, C., De Hoog, S., Donati, C., Druzhinina, I., ... & Stajich, J. E. (2020). Shed light in the dark lineages of the fungal tree of life—stres. Life, 10(12), 362.