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

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

Darnajoux, Romain, Jérôme Constantin, Jolanta Miadlikowska, François Lutzoni, and Jean-Philippe Bellenger. “Is vanadium a biometal for boreal cyanolichens?The New Phytologist 202, no. 3 (May 2014): 765–71. Full Text

Hodkinson, B. P., J. L. Allen, L. L. Forrest, B. Goffinet, E. Sérusiaux, O. S. Andrésson, V. Miao, J. P. Bellenger, and F. Lutzoni. “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

McDonald, Tami R., Olaf Mueller, Fred S. Dietrich, and François Lutzoni. “High-throughput genome sequencing of lichenizing fungi to assess gene loss in the ammonium transporter/ammonia permease gene family.Bmc Genomics 14 (April 4, 2013): 225. Full Text

O’Brien, Heath E., Jolanta Miadlikowska, and François Lutzoni. “Assessing population structure and host specialization in lichenized cyanobacteria.The New Phytologist 198, no. 2 (April 2013): 557–66. Full Text

McDonald, T. R., E. Gaya, and F. Lutzoni. “Twenty-five cultures of lichenizing fungi available for experimental studies on symbiotic systems.” Symbiosis 59, no. 3 (March 1, 2013): 165–71. Full Text