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

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

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

Lutzoni, François, and Jolanta Miadlikowska. “Lichens.Current Biology : Cb 19, no. 13 (July 2009): R502–3. Full Text

Arnold, A Elizabeth, Jolanta Miadlikowska, K Lindsay Higgins, Snehal D. Sarvate, Paul Gugger, Amanda Way, Valérie Hofstetter, Frank Kauff, and François Lutzoni. “A phylogenetic estimation of trophic transition networks for ascomycetous fungi: are lichens cradles of symbiotrophic fungal diversification?Systematic Biology 58, no. 3 (June 2009): 283–97. Full Text

Schoch, Conrad L., Gi-Ho Sung, Francesc López-Giráldez, Jeffrey P. Townsend, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Valérie Hofstetter, Barbara Robbertse, et al. “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): 224–39. Full Text

Gueidan, C., S. Savić, H. Thüs, C. Roux, C. Keller, L. Tibell, M. Prieto, et al. “Generic classification of the Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota) based on molecular and morphological evidence: Recent progress and remaining challenges.” Taxon 58, no. 1 (February 1, 2009): 184–208.

Ruibal, C., C. Gueidan, L. Selbmann, A. A. Gorbushina, P. W. Crous, J. Z. Groenewald, L. Muggia, et al. “Phylogeny of rock-inhabiting fungi related to Dothideomycetes.” Studies in Mycology 64 (January 1, 2009): 123–33. Full Text

Joneson, S., and F. Lutzoni. “Compatibility and thigmotropism in the lichen symbiosis: A reappraisal.” Symbiosis 47, no. 2 (January 1, 2009): 109–15. Full Text