Rytas J. Vilgalys

Professor of Biology

Office: 
Room 137, Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7361

Education

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University 1985

  • M.S., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University 1981

  • B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo 1978

Losada, L, Pakala, SB, Fedorova, ND, Joardar, V, Shabalina, SA, Hostetler, J, Pakala, SM, Zafar, N, Thomas, E, Rodriguez-Carres, M, Dean, R, Vilgalys, R, Nierman, WC, and Cubeta, MA. "Mobile elements and mitochondrial genome expansion in the soil fungus and potato pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-3." FEMS Microbiology Letters 352, no. 2 (2014): 165-173. Full Text

Cubeta, MA, Thomas, E, Dean, RA, Jabaji, S, Neate, SM, Tavantzis, S, Toda, T, Vilgalys, R, Bharathan, N, Fedorova-Abrams, N, Pakala, SB, Pakala, SM, Zafar, N, Joardar, V, Losada, L, and Nierman, WC. "Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant-Pathogenic Soil Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 Strain Rhs1AP." Genome Announcements 2, no. 5 (January 2014). Full Text

Benítez, MS, Hersh, MH, Vilgalys, R, and Clark, JS. "Pathogen regulation of plant diversity via effective specialization." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, no. 12 (December 1, 2013): 705-711. (Review) Full Text

Benítez, M-S, Hersh, MH, Vilgalys, R, and Clark, JS. "Pathogen regulation of plant diversity via effective specialization." Trends Ecol Evol 28, no. 12 (December 2013): 705-711. Full Text

Gryganskyi, AP, Humber, RA, Smith, ME, Hodge, K, Huang, B, Voigt, K, and Vilgalys, R. "Phylogenetic lineages in Entomophthoromycota." Persoonia 30 (June 2013): 94-105. Full Text

Healy, RA, Smith, ME, Bonito, GM, Pfister, DH, Ge, Z-W, Guevara, GG, Williams, G, Stafford, K, Kumar, L, Lee, T, Hobart, C, Trappe, J, Vilgalys, R, and McLaughlin, DJ. "High diversity and widespread occurrence of mitotic spore mats in ectomycorrhizal Pezizales." Molecular Ecology 22, no. 6 (March 2013): 1717-1732. Full Text

Talbot, JM, Bruns, TD, Smith, DP, Branco, S, Glassman, SI, Erlandson, S, Vilgalys, R, and Peay, KG. "Independent roles of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic communities in soil organic matter decomposition." Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57 (February 2013): 282-291. Full Text

Smith, ME, Henkel, TW, Uehling, JK, Fremier, AK, Clarke, HD, and Vilgalys, R. "The ectomycorrhizal fungal community in a neotropical forest dominated by the endemic dipterocarp Pakaraimaea dipterocarpacea." Plos One 8, no. 1 (January 31, 2013): e55160-null. Full Text

Bonito, G, Smith, ME, Nowak, M, Healy, RA, Guevara, G, Cázares, E, Kinoshita, A, Nouhra, ER, Domínguez, LS, Tedersoo, L, Murat, C, Wang, Y, Moreno, BA, Pfister, DH, Nara, K, Zambonelli, A, Trappe, JM, and Vilgalys, R. "Historical biogeography and diversification of truffles in the Tuberaceae and their newly identified southern hemisphere sister lineage." Plos One 8, no. 1 (January 2, 2013): e52765-null. Full Text

Shakya, M, Gottel, N, Castro, H, Yang, ZK, Gunter, L, Labbé, J, Muchero, W, Bonito, G, Vilgalys, R, Tuskan, G, and al, E. "A Multifactor Analysis of Fungal and Bacterial Community Structure in the Root Microbiome of Mature Populus deltoides Trees." PLoS ONE 8, no. 10 (2013). Full Text

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Selected Grants

(93-0284) Genetic Analysis of Population Structure in the Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus Ostreatus awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1994

(91-0375) Genetic Variability and Identification of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Rhizoctonia Species awarded by Department of Agriculture (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1993

(91-0197) Systematic Investigations in the Basidiomycete Genus Coprinus Phylogeny, Character Evolution, and Development awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1993

(91-0333) Genetic Analysis of Population Structures in the Oyster Mushroom Pieurotus Ostreatus awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1992

(91-0606) Character Weighting of Nucleotide Sequence Data awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1992

(90-0716) Molecular Systematics of Ribosomal RNA Genes in the Tricholomataceae awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1988 to 1991

(89-0660) Award for Japanese-Language Study by Researchers in Science and Engineering awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1991

(88-0462) Molecular Systematics of Ribosomal RNA Genes in the Trichometaceal awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1988 to 1991

(89-0684) Molecular Systematics of Ribosomal RNA Genes in the Tricholomataceae awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1988 to 1990

(88-0283) Molecular Evolution of Ribosomal RNA Genes in the Rhizoctonia Complex awarded by Department of Agriculture (Principal Investigator). 1988 to 1990

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