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

U'ren, JM, Lutzoni, F, Miadlikowska, J, and Arnold, AE. "Community analysis reveals close affinities between endophytic and endolichenic fungi in mosses and lichens." Microbial Ecology 60, no. 2 (August 2010): 340-353. Full Text

Otálora, MAG, Aragón, G, Molina, MC, Martínez, I, and Lutzoni, F. "Disentangling the Collema-Leptogium complex through a molecular phylogenetic study of the Collemataceae (Peltigerales, lichen-forming Ascomycota)." Mycologia 102, no. 2 (March 2010): 279-290. Full Text

Prieto, M, Martínez, I, Aragón, G, Otálora, MAG, and Lutzoni, F. "Phylogenetic study of Catapyrenium s. str. (Verrucariaceae, lichen-forming Ascomycota) and related genus Placidiopsis." Mycologia 102, no. 2 (2010): 291-304. Full Text

Hodkinson, BP, and Lutzoni, F. "A microbiotic survey of lichen-associated bacteria reveals a new lineage from the Rhizobiales." Symbiosis 49, no. 3 (December 2009): 163-180. Full Text

McLaughlin, DJ, Hibbett, DS, Lutzoni, F, Spatafora, JW, and Vilgalys, R. "The search for the fungal tree of life." Trends in Microbiology 17, no. 11 (November 2009): 488-497. (Review) Full Text

O'Brien, HE, Miadlikowska, J, and Lutzoni, F. "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): 2076-2086. Full Text

Lutzoni, F, and Miadlikowska, J. "Lichens." Current Biology : Cb 19, no. 13 (July 2009): R502-R503. Full Text

Arnold, AE, Miadlikowska, J, Higgins, KL, Sarvate, SD, Gugger, P, Way, A, Hofstetter, V, Kauff, F, and Lutzoni, F. "A phylogenetic estimation of trophic transition networks for ascomycetous fungi: are lichens cradles of symbiotrophic fungal diversification?." Systematic Biology 58, no. 3 (June 2009): 283-297. Full Text

Schoch, CL, Sung, G-H, López-Giráldez, F, Townsend, JP, Miadlikowska, J, Hofstetter, V, Robbertse, B, Matheny, PB, Kauff, F, Wang, Z, Gueidan, C, Andrie, RM, Trippe, K, Ciufetti, LM, Wynns, A, Fraker, E, Hodkinson, BP, Bonito, G, Groenewald, JZ, Arzanlou, M, de Hoog, GS, Crous, PW, Hewitt, D, Pfister, DH, Peterson, K, Gryzenhout, M, Wingfield, MJ, Aptroot, A, Suh, S-O, Blackwell, M, Hillis, DM, Griffith, GW, Castlebury, LA, Rossman, AY, Lumbsch, HT, Lücking, R, Büdel, B, Rauhut, A, Diederich, P, Ertz, D, Geiser, DM, Hosaka, K, Inderbitzin, P, Kohlmeyer, J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, B, Mostert, L, O'Donnell, K, Sipman, H, Rogers, JD, Shoemaker, RA, Sugiyama, J, Summerbell, RC, Untereiner, W, Johnston, PR, Stenroos, S, Zuccaro, A, Dyer, PS, Crittenden, PD, Cole, MS, Hansen, K, Trappe, JM, Yahr, R, Lutzoni, F, and Spatafora, JW. "The Ascomycota tree of life: a phylum-wide phylogeny clarifies the origin and evolution of fundamental reproductive and ecological traits." Systematic Biology 58, no. 2 (April 2009): 224-239. Full Text