Molecular phylogeny and re-assessment of some Scleroderma spp. (Gasteromycetes)


  • Cherdchai Phosri Microbiology programme, Faculty of Science& Technology, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • María P. Martín Departamento de Micología, Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC
  • Roy Watling Caledonian Mycological Enterprises
  • Mikael Jeppson
  • Prakitsin Sihanonth Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University



Boletales, ecology, ectomycorrhizal fungi, gasteromycete, Scleroderma, taxonomy, phylogenetic species


The fungal genus Scleroderma is cosmopolitan in temperate and tropical regions and forms ectomycorrhizal associations with a wide range of forest trees. To delimit phylogenetic Scleroderma species and identification, 43 basidiomes were chosen of different geographical origins and their rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) were sequenced. Phylogenetic analyses of these sequences together with additional GenBank sequences identified 11 taxa. A strong phylogenetic pattern was observed related to a character of their basidiospore ornamentation.


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Phosri, C., Martín, M. P., Watling, R., Jeppson, M., & Sihanonth, P. (2009). Molecular phylogeny and re-assessment of some Scleroderma spp. (Gasteromycetes). Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 66(S1), 83–91.