Data from: A worldwide phylogeography of the whiteworm lichen Thamnolia vermicularis reveals three lineages with distinct habitats and evolutionary histories

Ioana Onuţ-Brännström, Leif Tibell & Hanna Johannesson
Thamnolia is a lichenized fungus with an extremely wide distribution, being encountered in arctic and alpine environments in most continents. In this study, we used molecular markers to investigate the population structure of the fungal symbiont and the associated photosynthetic partner of Thamnolia. By analyzing molecular, morphological, and chemical variation among 253 specimens covering the species distribution range, we revealed the existence of three mycobiont lineages. One lineage (Lineage A) is confined to the tundra...
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