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Dimitrios Floudas

Researcher | PhD

I completed my PhD in 2014 in David Hibbett’s lab (Clark University, Worcester, MA). I have been working with mushroom forming fungi (Agaricomycetes) focusing on two different fields. The first is related to taxonomy and diversity of lignicolous Agaricomycetes. The second is related to evolution and function of the mechanisms and enzymatic networks involved in the plant cell wall degradation, using phylogenetics and comparative genomics.

I work with Prof. Anders Tunlid. In my current project we try to the link gene content of litter decomposing Agaricomycetes with the mechanisms involved in organic matter decomposition. For this purpose, we will use genome and trascriptome sequencing, comparative genomics and decomposition experiments. Some of the species I am working with include litter decomposers and grassland species such as Lepiota clypeolaria and Agrocybe pediades, but also species wih more specialized habitats such as dung or cones.

Genomic DNA- Dimitrios Floudas
DNA from Agrocybe pediades

Selected publications:

  • Floudas D, Held BW, Riley R, Nagy LG, Gage Koehler G, Anthony S. Ransdell AS, Younus H, Chow J, Chiniquy J, Lipzen A, Tritt A, Sun H, Haridas S, LaButti K, Ohm RA, Kües U, Blanchette RA, Grigoriev IV, Minto RE, Hibbett DS 2015 Evolution of novel wood decay mechanisms in Agaricales revealed by the genome sequences of Fistulina hepatica and Cylindrobasidium torrendii Fungal Genet Biol, doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2015.02.002.
  • Floudas D & Hibbett DS Revisiting the taxonomy of the genus Phanerochaete (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) using a four genes dataset and extensive ITS sampling (In review, Fungal Biology).
  • Riley R, Salamov AA, Brown DW, Nagy LG, Floudas D, Held BW, Levasseur A, Lombard V, Morin E, Otillar R, Lindquist EA, Sun H, LaButti KM, Schmutz J, Jabbour D, Luo H, Baker SE, Pisabarro AG, Walton JD, Blanchette RA, Henrissat B, Martin F, Cullen D, Hibbett DS, Grigoriev IV 2014 Extensive sampling of basidiomycete genomes demonstrates inadequacy of the white-rot/brown-rot paradigm for wood decay fungi. Proc Natl Acad Sci doi/10.1073/pnas.1400592111.
  • Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, Lundell T, Floudas D, Nagy LG, Barrasa JM, Hibbett DS, Martinez AT 2013 Lignin-degrading peroxidases in Polyporales: an evolutionary survey based on 10 sequenced genomes. Mycologia 105(6): 1428-1444.
  • Floudas D, Binder M, Riley R, Barry K, Blanchette RA, Henrissat B, Martínez AT, Otillar R, Spatafora JW, Yadav JS, Aerts A, Benoit I, Boyd A, Carlson A, Copeland A, Coutinho PM, de Vries RP, Ferreira P, Findley K, Foster B, Gaskell J, Glotzer D, Górecki P, Heitman J, Hesse C, Hori C, Igarashi K, Jurgens JA, Kallen N, Kersten P, Kohler A, Kües U, Kumar TKA, Kuo A, LaButti K, Larrondo LF, Lindquist E, Ling A, Lombard V, Lucas S, Lundell T, Martin R, McLaughlin DJ, Morgenstern I, Morin E, Murat C, Nagy LG, Nolan M, Ohm RA, Patyshakuliyeva A, Rokas A, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, Sabat G, Salamov A, Samejima M, Schmutz J, Slot JC, St. John F, Stenlid J, Sun H, Sun S, Syed K, Tsang A, Wiebenga A, Young D, Pisabarro A, Eastwood DC, Martin F, Cullen D, Grigoriev IV, Hibbett DS 2012 The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science 336, 1715-1719.


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Research group

Microbial Ecology