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- Lucas, Susan, et al. Show all 48 Authors
- Science 2011 v.333 no.6043 pp. 762-765
- Rhodonia placenta; Serpula lacrymans; ancestry; boreal forests; carbon; cellulose; coevolution; decayed wood; ecosystems; ectomycorrhizae; forest soils; functional diversity; fungi; genomics; hemicellulose; lignin; plant tissues; proteome; saprotrophs; transcriptome
- ... Brown rot decay removes cellulose and hemicellulose from wood--residual lignin contributing up to 30% of forest soil carbon--and is derived from an ancestral white rot saprotrophy in which both lignin and cellulose are decomposed. Comparative and functional genomics of the "dry rot" fungus Serpula lacrymans, derived from forest ancestors, demonstrated that the evolution of both ectomycorrhizal bio ...