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Morphological and molecular evidence places Maronina into synonymy with Protoparmelia (Ascomycota: Lecanorales)


Papong, K and Kantvilas, G and Lumbsch, HT, Morphological and molecular evidence places Maronina into synonymy with Protoparmelia (Ascomycota: Lecanorales), Lichenologist: An International Journal, 43, (6) pp. 561-567. ISSN 0024-2829 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0024282911000284


The phylogenetic placement of the genus Maronina was studied, based chiefly on phenotypic characters such as thallus colour and anatomy, secondary chemistry, the anatomy of the excipulum and the ascus-type. DNA sequence data of mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal loci from some of the species support the hypothesis that Maronina is nested within Protoparmelia. Hence, Maronina is reduced to synonymy with Protoparmelia. Comparison of genetic distances suggests that the two varieties within M. orientalis should be regarded as distinct species. Consequently, the new combinations Protoparmelia australiensis (Hafellner & R. W. Rogers) Kantvilas et al., P. corallifera (Kantvilas & Papong) Kantvilas et al., P. hesperia (Kantvilas & Elix) Kantvilas et al., P. multifera (Nyl.) Kantvilas et al., and P. orientalis (Kantvilas & Papong) Kantvilas et al. are proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:lichens, Lecanoraceae, Parmeliaceae, phylogeny
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Kantvilas, G (Dr Gintaras Kantvilas)
ID Code:117077
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-30
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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