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

Thüs, H., L. Muggia, S. Pérez-Ortega, S. E. Favero-Longo, S. Joneson, H. O’Brien, M. P. Nelsen, et al. “Revisiting photobiont diversity in the lichen family verrucariaceae (ascomycota).” European Journal of Phycology 46, no. 4 (January 1, 2011): 399–415. Full Text

Hestmark, Geir, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Frank Kauff, Emily Fraker, Katalin Molnar, and François Lutzoni. “Single origin and subsequent diversification of central Andean endemic Umbilicaria species..” Mycologia 103, no. 1 (January 2011): 45–56. Full Text

Crespo, A., F. Kauff, P. K. Divakar, R. del Prado, S. Pérez-Ortega, G. A. de Paz, Z. Ferencova, et al. “Phylogenetic generic classification of parmelioid lichens (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence.” Taxon 59, no. 6 (December 1, 2010): 1735–53.

Otálora, Mónica A. G., Isabel Martínez, Heath O’Brien, M Carmen Molina, Gregorio Aragón, and François Lutzoni. “Multiple origins of high reciprocal symbiotic specificity at an intercontinental spatial scale among gelatinous lichens (Collemataceae, Lecanoromycetes)..” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56, no. 3 (September 2010): 1089–95. Full Text

U’ren, Jana M., François Lutzoni, Jolanta Miadlikowska, and A Elizabeth Arnold. “Community analysis reveals close affinities between endophytic and endolichenic fungi in mosses and lichens..” Microbial Ecology 60, no. 2 (August 2010): 340–53. Full Text

Otálora, Mónica A. G., Gregorio Aragón, M Carmen Molina, Isabel Martínez, and François Lutzoni. “Disentangling the Collema-Leptogium complex through a molecular phylogenetic study of the Collemataceae (Peltigerales, lichen-forming Ascomycota)..” Mycologia 102, no. 2 (March 2010): 279–90. Full Text

Prieto, María, Isabel Martínez, Gregorio Aragón, Mónica A. G. Otálora, and François Lutzoni. “Phylogenetic study of Catapyrenium s. str. (Verrucariaceae, lichen-forming Ascomycota) and related genus Placidiopsis..” Mycologia 102, no. 2 (March 2010): 291–304. Full Text

Hodkinson, B. P., and F. Lutzoni. “A microbiotic survey of lichen-associated bacteria reveals a new lineage from the Rhizobiales.” Symbiosis 49, no. 2 (December 1, 2009): 163–80. Full Text

McLaughlin, David J., David S. Hibbett, François Lutzoni, Joseph W. Spatafora, and Rytas Vilgalys. “The search for the fungal tree of life..” Trends in Microbiology 17, no. 11 (November 2009): 488–97. Full Text

O’Brien, Heath E., Jolanta Miadlikowska, and François Lutzoni. “Assessing reproductive isolation in highly diverse communities of the lichen-forming fungal genus peltigera..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 63, no. 8 (August 2009): 2076–86. Full Text