Phylogenetic relationships of some cetrarioid species in British Columbia with notes on Tuckermannopsis.
- Botanical collections
merrillii, Tuckermannopsis americana, T. platyphylla, T. subalpina and Vulpicida canadensis – occurring in British Columbia are
analysed together with seven other cetrarioid species using parsimony analysis. The phylogenetic hypothesis based on ITS
sequences suggest that ascus characters cannot be used as characters to distinguish genera within cetrarioid lichens but
pycnoconidial shape is representative for larger groups. Tuckermannopsis as a polyphyletic genus is regarded as a key group
for a better phylogenetic understanding of cetrarioid lichens.
- ISSN: 1406-2070