Francois M. Lutzoni

Professor of Biology

357 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7261


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.S., Ottawa University 1990

  • B.S., Grinnel College and University of Laval 1987

Lutzoni, François, Michael D. Nowak, Michael E. Alfaro, Valérie Reeb, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Michael Krug, A Elizabeth Arnold, et al. “Contemporaneous radiations of fungi and plants linked to symbiosis..” Nature Communications 9, no. 1 (December 21, 2018). Full Text

Miadlikowska, J, Magain, N, Pardo-De La Hoz, CJ, Niu, D, Goward, T, Sérusiaux, E, and Lutzoni, F. "Species in section Peltidea (aphthosa group) of the genus Peltigera remain cryptic after molecular phylogenetic revision." Plant and Fungal Systematics 63, no. 2 (December 1, 2018): 45-64. Full Text

Hoz, C. J. P. D. L., N. Magain, F. Lutzoni, T. Goward, S. Restrepo, and J. Miadlikowska. “Contrasting Symbiotic Patterns in Two Closely Related Lineages of Trimembered Lichens of the Genus Peltigera.” Frontiers in Microbiology 9, no. NOV (November 16, 2018). Full Text

Korotkin, Hailee B., Rachel A. Swenie, Otto Miettinen, Jessica M. Budke, Ko-Hsuan Chen, François Lutzoni, Matthew E. Smith, and P Brandon Matheny. “Stable isotope analyses reveal previously unknown trophic mode diversity in the Hymenochaetales..” American Journal of Botany 105, no. 11 (November 2018): 1869–87. Full Text

Magain, N., C. Truong, T. Goward, D. Niu, B. Goffinet, E. Sérusiaux, O. Vitikainen, F. Lutzoni, and J. Miadlikowska. “Species delimitation at a global scale reveals high species richness with complex biogeography and patterns of symbiont association in peltigera section peltigera (Lichenized ascomycota: Lecanoromycetes).” Taxon 67, no. 5 (October 1, 2018): 836–70. Full Text

Lu, Jade, Nicolas Magain, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Jessica R. Coyle, Camille Truong, and François Lutzoni. “Bioclimatic factors at an intrabiome scale are more limiting than cyanobiont availability for the lichen-forming genus Peltigera..” American Journal of Botany 105, no. 7 (July 12, 2018): 1198–1211. Full Text

Chagnon, P. L., N. Magain, J. Miadlikowska, and F. Lutzoni. “Strong specificity and network modularity at a very fine phylogenetic scale in the lichen genus Peltigera.” Oecologia 187, no. 3 (July 1, 2018): 767–82. Full Text

Kauff, F., A. Bachran, M. Schultz, V. Hofstetter, F. Lutzoni, and B. Büdel. “Molecular data favours a monogeneric Peltulaceae (Lichinomycetes).” Lichenologist 50, no. 3 (May 1, 2018): 313–27. Full Text


Magain, N., J. Miadlikowska, B. Goffinet, E. Sérusiaux, and F. Lutzoni. “Macroevolution of Specificity in Cyanolichens of the Genus Peltigera Section Polydactylon (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota)..” In Systematic Biology, 66:74–99, 2017. Full Text

Lutzoni, François, and Rytas Vilgalys. “Integration of morphological and molecular data sets in estimating fungal phytogenies.” In Canadian Journal of Botany, 73:649–59. Canadian Science Publishing, 1995. Full Text

Selected Grants

Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2019 to 2024

Genetics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1979 to 2020

SG: Combining phylogenetic and network analyses for the study of symbiotic systems: a case study using lichens awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Dimensions: Collaborative Research: An Interdisciplinary Study of Hyperdiverse Endophytic Fungi and Their Function in awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: North American Lichens and Bryophytes awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

A multilocus phylogenetic study of the Teloschistales awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2013

Collaborative Research: Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life: Resolving the Evolutionary History of the Fungi awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2012