Marisol Sanchez-Garcia

Marisol Sanchez-Garcia
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | SLU · Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

PhD

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October 2019 - present
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2018 - September 2019
Uppsala University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2016 - July 2018
Clark University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
August 2011 - July 2016
University of Tennessee
Field of study
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
August 2008 - October 2010
September 2003 - April 2008

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Publications (33)
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are ubiquitous mutualistic symbionts of most terrestrial plants and many complete their lifecycles underground. Whole genome analysis of AM fungi has long been restricted to species and strains that can be maintained under controlled conditions that facilitate collection of biological samples. There is some evidenc...
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Lentinula (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) includes the most widely cultivated mushroom in the world, Lentinula edodes, also known as shiitake (Japanese) or xiang-gu (Chinese). At present, nine species are recognized in the genus, based on morphology, mating criteria, and geographic distributions. However, analyses of internal transcribed spacers (ITS)...
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This paper provides an updated classification of the Kingdom Fungi (including fossil fungi) and fungus-like taxa. Five-hundred and twenty-three (535) notes are provided for newly introduced taxa and for changes that have been made since the previous outline. In the discussion, the latest taxonomic changes in Basidiomycota are provided and the class...
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The international DNA sequence databases abound in fungal sequences not annotated beyond the kingdom level, typically bearing names such as "uncultured fungus". These sequences beget low-resolution mycological results and invite further deposition of similarly poorly annotated entries. What do these sequences represent? This study uses a 767,918-se...
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Morphological characters and nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) phylogenies have so far been the basis of the current classifications of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Improved understanding of the evolutionary history of AM fungi requires extensive ortholog sampling and analyses of genome and transcriptome data from a wide range of taxa. To circumve...
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Morphological characters and nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) phylogenies have so far been the basis of the current classifications of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Improved understanding of the phylogeny and evolutionary history of AM fungi requires extensive ortholog sampling and analyses of genome and transcriptome data from a wide range of tax...
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We present the first phylogenetic evaluation of the genus Dermoloma, which is resolved as monophyletic and closely related to Pseudotricholoma, a poorly known Dermoloma-like lineage within the family Tricholomataceae. The position of Dermoloma is confirmed by the placement of the type species, Dermoloma cuneifolium, represented by multiple samples...
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Significance The Agaricomycetes is a conspicuous and successful group of Fungi, containing ∼36,000 described species. The group presents striking diversity in fruiting bodies, including those with a pileus (cap) and stipe (stalk), puffballs, coral fungi, crust-like forms, etc. Agaricomycetes also comprise ecologically diverse species, including dec...
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As actors of global carbon cycle, Agaricomycetes (Basidiomycota) have developed complex enzymatic machineries that allow them to decompose all plant polymers, including lignin. Among them, saprotrophic Agaricales are characterized by an unparalleled diversity of habitats and lifestyles. Comparative analysis of 52 Agaricomycetes genomes (14 of them...
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As actors of global carbon cycle, Agaricomycetes (Basidiomycota) have developed complex enzymatic machineries that allow them to decompose all plant polymers, including lignin. Among them, saprotrophic Agaricales are characterized by an unparalleled diversity of habitats and lifestyles. Comparative analysis of 52 Agaricomycetes genomes (14 of them...
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Mycorrhizal fungi are mutualists that play crucial roles in nutrient acquisition in terrestrial ecosystems. Mycorrhizal symbioses arose repeatedly across multiple lineages of Mucor-omycotina, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Considerable variation exists in the capacity of mycorrhizal fungi to acquire carbon from soil organic matter. Here, we present...
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We present the first phylogenetic evaluation of the genus Dermoloma , which is resolved as monophyletic and closely related to Pseudotricholoma , a poorly-known Dermoloma -like lineage within the family Tricholomataceae. The position of Dermoloma is confirmed by the placement of the type species, D. cuneifolium , represented by multiple samples inc...
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Taxonomic mycology struggles with what seems to be a perpetual shortage of resources. Logically, fungal taxonomists should therefore leverage every opportunity to highlight and visualize the importance of taxonomic work, the usefulness of taxonomic data far beyond taxonomy, and the integrative and collabo-rative nature of modern taxonomy at large....
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Due to a processing error, there was a mistake in Table 3. The first entry in the right column should read 109. The corrected table is given below.
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The advent of novel sequencing techniques has unraveled a tremendous diversity on Earth. Genomic data allow us to understand ecology and function of organisms that we would not otherwise know existed. However, major methodological challenges remain, in particular for multicellular organisms with large genomes. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are...
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Molecular techniques using fungal DNA barcoding (ITS) and other markers have been key to identifying the biodiversity of different geographic areas, mainly in megadiverse countries. Here, we provide an overview of the fungal diversity in Brazil based on DNA markers of phylogenetic importance generated since 1996. We retrieved fungal sequences of IT...
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A large proportion of Earth's biodiversity constitutes organisms that cannot be cultured, have cryptic life-cycles and/or live submerged within their substrates 1–4 . Genomic data are key to unravel both their identity and function ⁵ . The development of metagenomic methods 6,7 and the advent of single cell sequencing 8–10 have revolutionized the s...
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Mushroom-forming fungi (Agaricomycetes) have the greatest morphological diversity and complexity of any group of fungi. They have radiated into most niches and fulfil diverse roles in the ecosystem, including wood decomposers, pathogens or mycorrhizal mutualists. Despite the importance of mushroom-forming fungi, large-scale patterns of their evolut...
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DNA sequences are increasingly used for taxonomic and functional assessment of environmental communities. In mycology, the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is the most commonly chosen marker for such pursuits. Molecular identification is associated with many challenges, one of which is low read quality of the reference seq...
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Pleurocollybia cibaria is a wild edible mushroom sold in markets in Peru. The genus Pleurocollybia shares a phylogenetic alliance with the Tricholomatineae in the family Biannulariaceae (= Catathelasmataceae), however, no taxonomic investigations of P. cibaria have been performed since it was originally described over 50 years ago. Here we employ a...
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Although fungi are one of the most diverse groups of organisms, little is known about the processes that shape their high taxonomic diversity. This study focuses on evolution of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) mushroom-forming fungi, symbiotic associates of many trees and shrubs, in the suborder Tricholomatineae of the Agaricales. We used the BiSSE model and...
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A new genus and three new species of Agaricales are described from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana in the central Guiana Shield. All three of these new species fruit on the ground in association with species of the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) tree genus Dicymbe (Fabaceae subfam. Caesalpinioideae) and one species has been shown to form ectomycorrhizas....
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Environmental sequencing regularly recovers fungi that cannot be classified to any meaningful taxonomic level beyond “Fungi”. There are several examples where evidence of such lineages has been sitting in public sequence databases for up to ten years before receiving scientific attention and formal recognition. In order to highlight these unidentif...
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Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi, symbiotic mutualists of many dominant tree and shrub species, exhibit a biogeographic pattern counter to the established latitudinal diversity gradient of most macroflora and fauna. However, an evolutionary basis for this pattern has not been explicitly tested in a diverse lineage. In this study, we reconstructed a mega...
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Corneriella indica sp. nov. is described from Kerala State, India. Comprehensive description, photographs, and comparisons with phenetically similar species are provided. Maximum likelihood analysis conducted on a concatenated dataset comprising ITS, nLSU, nSSU and rpb2 of the Tricholomataceae supported the generic placement and species validity of...
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The family Tricholomataceae, contained within the Tricholomatoid clade, has traditionally been one of the largest families of the Agaricales. However, in this sense it is highly polyphyletic and requires emendation. Here, we present a phylogeny of the Tricholomatoid clade based on nucleotide sequence data from two nuclear ribosomal RNA genes (large...
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The genus Russula is a diverse ectomycorrhizal (ECM) group of basidiomycetes composed of ca. 750 described species. Members of this genus are distributed worldwide and have been reported to associate with numerous ECM plant lineages. This study incorporates environmental sequences to estimate global diversity of Russula and detect plant association...
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Plant pathogenic fungi are a large and diverse assemblage of eukaryotes with substantial impacts on natural ecosystems and human endeavours. These taxa often have complex and poorly understood life cycles, lack observable, discriminatory morphological characters, and may not be amenable to in vitro culturing. As a result, species identification is...
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The nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is the primary choice for molecular identification of fungi. Its two highly variable spacers (ITS1 and ITS2) are usually species specific, whereas the intercalary 5.8S gene is highly conserved. For sequence clustering and blast searches, it is often advantageous to rely on either one of...
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The genus Psilocybe contains iconic species of fungi renowned for their hallucinogenic properties. Recently, Psilocybe also included non-hallucinogenic species that have since been shifted to the genus Deconica. Here, we reconstruct a multigene phylogeny for Psilocybe, Deconica, and other exemplars of the families Hymenogastraceae and Strophariacea...
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The goal of this work was to contribute to the knowledge of the genus Melanoleuca in Mexico providing new data about its geographic distribution and a detailed description of the species. Several specimens housed in mexican and foreign herbaria were studied. Additionally, we describe four new species (M. communis, M. herrerae, M. jaliscoensis and M...

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