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Maximum Likelihood tree showing phylogenetic neighborhood of Nia vibrissa (Niavib1)

Nia vibrissa is widespread in marine environments (Kohlmeyer et al., 1983, Hyde et al., 1986, and Jones et al., 1989). Only a few basidiomycete species have been reported to grow in marine systems. This species colonizes driftwood, submerged timber, mangrove wood, or intertidal woody substrates as a wood-rotting fungus (Kohlmeyer. et al., 2013).

Nia vibrissa CBS 119815 is a member of the Niaceae family from the order Agaricales, and was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project. The 1000 Fungal Genomes Project aims to fill in gaps in the Fungal Tree of Life by sequencing at least two reference genomes from the more than 500 recognized families of Fungi. This project additionally aims to inform research on plant-microbe interactions, microbial emission and capture of greenhouse gases, and environmental metagenomic sequencing.



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