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

U’Ren, Jana M., Jolanta Miadlikowska, Naupaka B. Zimmerman, François Lutzoni, Jason E. Stajich, and A Elizabeth Arnold. “Contributions of North American endophytes to the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of Xylariaceae (Sordariomycetes, Ascomycota)..” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98 (May 2016): 210–32. Full Text

Chagnon, Pierre-Luc, Jana M. U’Ren, Jolanta Miadlikowska, François Lutzoni, and A Elizabeth Arnold. “Interaction type influences ecological network structure more than local abiotic conditions: evidence from endophytic and endolichenic fungi at a continental scale..” Oecologia 180, no. 1 (January 2016): 181–91. Full Text

Oono, Ryoko, Emilie Lefèvre, Anita Simha, and François Lutzoni. “A comparison of the community diversity of foliar fungal endophytes between seedling and adult loblolly pines (Pinus taeda)..” Fungal Biology 119, no. 10 (October 2015): 917–28. Full Text

Gaya, Ester, Samantha Fernández-Brime, Reinaldo Vargas, Robert F. Lachlan, Cécile Gueidan, Martín Ramírez-Mejía, and François Lutzoni. “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): 11600–605. Full Text

Chen, Ko-Hsuan, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Katalin Molnár, A Elizabeth Arnold, Jana M. U’Ren, Ester Gaya, Cécile Gueidan, and François Lutzoni. “Phylogenetic analyses of eurotiomycetous endophytes reveal their close affinities to Chaetothyriales, Eurotiales, and a new order - Phaeomoniellales..” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85 (April 2015): 117–30. Full Text

Gueidan, C., D. J. Hill, J. Miadlikowska, and F. Lutzoni. “Pezizomycotina: Lecanoromycetes,” January 1, 2015, 89–120. Full Text

Miadlikowska, Jolanta, Frank Kauff, Filip Högnabba, Jeffrey C. Oliver, Katalin Molnár, Emily Fraker, Ester Gaya, et al. “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): 132–68. Full Text

Oono, Ryoko, François Lutzoni, A Elizabeth Arnold, Laurel Kaye, Jana M. U’Ren, Georgiana May, and Ignazio Carbone. “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): 1362–74. Full Text

Miadlikowska, Jolanta, David Richardson, Nicolas Magain, Bernard Ball, Frances Anderson, Robert Cameron, James Lendemer, Camille Truong, and François Lutzoni. “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): 1141–56. Full Text


Selected Grants

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Phylogeny, reconstruction of ancestral states and divergence times of lichen-forming fungi Acaros awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2004

(94-0172) Phylogeny in the Genus Omphalina and the Evolutionary Consequences of Mutualism awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996