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

Gaya, Ester, Benjamin D. Redelings, Pere Navarro-Rosinés, Xavier Llimona, Miquel De Cáceres, and François Lutzoni. “Align or not to align? Resolving species complexes within the Caloplaca saxicola group as a case study..” Mycologia 103, no. 2 (March 2011): 361–78. Full Text

Joneson, Suzanne, Daniele Armaleo, and François Lutzoni. “Fungal and algal gene expression in early developmental stages of lichen-symbiosis..” Mycologia 103, no. 2 (March 2011): 291–306. Full Text

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

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

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

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