WCSU Fungus Lab


I study the evolution and ecology of fungi using genomic tools. 

Relevant publications:

Reynolds HT, Vijayakumar V, Gluck Thaler E, Korotkin H, Matheny PB, Slot JC. 2018. Horizontal gene cluster transfer increased hallucinogenic mushroom diversity. Evolution Letters. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/evl3.42

Reynolds HT, Slot JC, Divon HH, Lysøe E, Proctor RH, Brown DW. 2017. Fate of gene functions in a secondary metabolite cluster. Molecular Biology and Evolution. msx145. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx145.

Reynolds HT, Barton HA, Slot JC. 2016. Phylogenomic analysis supports a recent change in nitrate assimilation in the White-nose Syndrome pathogen, Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Fungal Ecology 23: 20-29.

Reynolds HT, Ingersoll T, Barton HA. 2015. Modeling the environmental growth of Pseudogymnoascus destructans and its impact on White-Nose Syndrome disease outcome. Journal of Wildlife Disease. 51(2):318-331.

Bonito G, Reynolds HT, Hodkinson B, Nelson J, Tuskan G, Robeson M, Schadt C, Vilgalys R. 2014. Plant host and soil origin influence fungal and bacterial assemblages in the rhizosphere of woody plants. 2014. Molecular Ecology 23(13): 3356-3370.