Top 50 most wanted fungi
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

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 unidentified lineages for taxonomic scrutiny, a search function is presented that produces updated lists of approximately genus-level clusters of fungal ITS sequences that remain unidentified at the phylum, class, and order levels, respectively. The search function (https://unite.ut.ee/top50.php) is implemented in the UNITE database for molecular identification of fungi, such that the underlying sequences and fungal lineages are open to third-party annotation. We invite researchers to examine these enigmatic fungal lineages in the hope that their taxonomic resolution will not have to wait another ten years or more.

environmental sequencing

metabarcoding

taxonomic orphans

Fungi

taxonomy feedback loop

Författare

R. Henrik Nilsson

Göteborgs universitet

Christian Wurzbacher

Göteborgs universitet

Mohammad Bahram

Victor R. M. Coimbra

Göteborgs universitet

Ellen Larsson

Göteborgs universitet

Leho Tedersoo

Jonna S. Eriksson

Göteborgs universitet

Camila Ritter

Göteborgs universitet

Sten Svantesson

Göteborgs universitet

Marisol Sánchez-García

Martin Ryberg

Erik Kristiansson

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Tillämpad matematik och statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Kessy Abarenkov

MycoKeys

1314-4057 (ISSN) 1314-4049 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 29-40

Ämneskategorier

Botanik

Biologisk systematik

Markvetenskap

Jordbruksvetenskap

Biologiska vetenskaper

Skogsvetenskap

Patobiologi

Mikrobiologi

Bioinformatik (beräkningsbiologi)

Bioinformatik och systembiologi

DOI

10.3897/mycokeys.12.7553