Mean age of Agaricomycetes

Range ~290 Ma
Organism Fungus
Reference Floudas D. et al., The Paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science. 2012 Jun 29 336(6089):1715-9. p.1717 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22745431
Method BEAST and PhyloBayes analyses
Comments The mean age of the Agaricomycetes is ~290 Ma (millions of years ago) in both BEAST and PhyloBayes analyses [95% highest posterior density interval (hpd) = 222 to 372 Ma], with the mean age of the Agaricomycotina placed at ~430 to 470 Ma (95% hpd = 329 to 557 Ma), consistent with basidiomycete fossils that were not used as calibration points, including hyphae with clamp connections from the Mississippian (24) from ~330 Ma.
Entered by Uri M
ID 108230