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6 May 2016 Diversity and phylogenetic survey of cyanobacterial lichens (Collematineae, Ascomycota) in mangrove forests of eastern Thailand
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Peltigeralean lichenized fungi were surveyed in the mangroves of Trat Province at the eastern coast of Thailand. Eleven species were found belonging to the genera Coccocarpia, Lepidocollema, Leptogium and Physma. Among them, the genus Coccocarpia was most abundant and diverse. Lepidocollema wainioi was also recorded here from Thailand for the first time. Based on the current classification of the peltigeralean fungi the phylogenetic placement of the suborder Collematineae was evaluated using a combined dataset of nuclear ITS and mitochondrial SSU rDNA sequences. Phylogenetic analyses using maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches revealed issues with the species delimitation in the genera Coccocarpia and Lepidocollema, where the data indicated non-monophyletic lineages. Additional studies with extended sampling will be necessary to address species boundaries in these lichens.

Copyright ©2016 by The American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Inc.
Achariya Rangsiruji, Kansri Boonpragob, Pachara Mongkolsuk, Mattika Sodamuk, Kawinnat Buaruang, Sutheewan Binchai, H. Thorsten Lumbsch, and Sittiporn Parnmen "Diversity and phylogenetic survey of cyanobacterial lichens (Collematineae, Ascomycota) in mangrove forests of eastern Thailand," The Bryologist 119(2), 123-130, (6 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-119.2.123
Received: 9 November 2015; Accepted: 1 March 2016; Published: 6 May 2016
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