Molecular evolution of genes for phylogenetic analysis of the class Sordariomycetes (Mycota)


Grant Data
Project Title
Molecular evolution of genes for phylogenetic analysis of the class Sordariomycetes (Mycota)
Principal Investigator
Dr Hyde, Kevin David   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Liew Edward Chau Yin   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Moncalvo Jean-Marc   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Hibbett David Scott   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2002-10-01
Completion Date
2005-09-30
Amount
1279000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
phylogenetic analysis, Sordariomycetes, Mycota, genes
Discipline
Molecular Biology
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7230/02M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2002/2003
Status
Completed
Objectives
Molecular systematics of fungi, particularly of the Ascomycota, relies heavily on the use of nuclear ribonsomal DNA. Use of these genes does not resolve all relationships with this phylum. This study aims to address these problems by elucidating the modes and rates of molecular evolution for 10 genes in taxa of the Sordariomycetes. Results can provide valuable information for the selection of alternatives to nuclear ribosomal DNA and lead to a more thorough understanding of evolutionary processes in the Ascomycota, and fungi in general.