Francois M. Lutzoni

Professor in the Department 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

Gaya, E, Fernández-Brime, S, Vargas, R, Lachlan, RF, Gueidan, C, Ramírez-Mejía, M, and Lutzoni, F. "The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, no. 37 (September 2015): 11600-11605. Full Text

Chen, K-H, Miadlikowska, J, Molnár, K, Arnold, AE, U'Ren, JM, Gaya, E, Gueidan, C, and Lutzoni, F. "Phylogenetic analyses of eurotiomycetous endophytes reveal their close affinities to Chaetothyriales, Eurotiales, and a new order - Phaeomoniellales." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85 (April 2015): 117-130. Full Text

Gueidan, C, Hill, DJ, Miadlikowska, J, and Lutzoni, F. "Pezizomycotina: Lecanoromycetes." (January 1, 2015): 89-120. (Chapter) Full Text

Miadlikowska, J, Kauff, F, Högnabba, F, Oliver, JC, Molnár, K, Fraker, E, Gaya, E, Hafellner, J, Hofstetter, V, Gueidan, C, Otálora, MAG, Hodkinson, B, Kukwa, M, Lücking, R, Björk, C, Sipman, HJM, Burgaz, AR, Thell, A, Passo, A, Myllys, L, Goward, T, Fernández-Brime, S, Hestmark, G, Lendemer, J, Lumbsch, HT, Schmull, M, Schoch, CL, Sérusiaux, E, Maddison, DR, Arnold, AE, Lutzoni, F, and Stenroos, S. "A multigene phylogenetic synthesis for the class Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota): 1307 fungi representing 1139 infrageneric taxa, 317 genera and 66 families." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79 (October 2014): 132-168. Full Text

Oono, R, Lutzoni, F, Arnold, AE, Kaye, L, U'Ren, JM, May, G, and Carbone, I. "Genetic variation in horizontally transmitted fungal endophytes of pine needles reveals population structure in cryptic species." American Journal of Botany 101, no. 8 (August 15, 2014): 1362-1374. Full Text

Miadlikowska, J, Richardson, D, Magain, N, Ball, B, Anderson, F, Cameron, R, Lendemer, J, Truong, C, and Lutzoni, F. "Phylogenetic placement, species delimitation, and cyanobiont identity of endangered aquatic Peltigera species (lichen-forming Ascomycota, Lecanoromycetes)." American Journal of Botany 101, no. 7 (July 11, 2014): 1141-1156. Full Text

Darnajoux, R, Constantin, J, Miadlikowska, J, Lutzoni, F, and Bellenger, J-P. "Is vanadium a biometal for boreal cyanolichens?." The New Phytologist 202, no. 3 (May 2014): 765-771. Full Text

Hodkinson, BP, Allen, JL, Forrest, LL, Goffinet, B, Sérusiaux, E, Andrésson, OS, Miao, V, Bellenger, JP, and Lutzoni, F. "Lichen-symbiotic cyanobacteria associated with Peltigera have an alternative vanadium-dependent nitrogen fixation system." European Journal of Phycology 49, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 11-19. Full Text

Fernández-Brime, S, Llimona, X, Lutzoni, F, and Gaya, E. "Phylogenetic study of Diploschistes (lichen-forming Ascomycota: Ostropales: Graphidaceae), based on morphological, chemical, and molecular data." Taxon 62, no. 2 (April 20, 2013): 267-280. Full Text

O'Brien, HE, Miadlikowska, J, and Lutzoni, F. "Assessing population structure and host specialization in lichenized cyanobacteria." The New Phytologist 198, no. 2 (April 2013): 557-566. Full Text