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Porter, T.M., Shokralla, S., Baird, D., Golding, G.B., Hajibabaei, M. (2016) Ribosomal DNA and plastid markers used to sample fungal and plant communities from wetland soils reveals complementary biotas. PLoS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0142759


Shokralla, S., Porter, T.M., Gibson, J., Dobosz, R., Janzen, D., Hallwachs, W., Golding, B., Hajibabaei, M. (2015) Massively parallel multiplex DNA sequencing for specimen identification using an Illumina MiSeq platform. Scientific Reports 5, 9687.

Nilsson, R.H., Tedersoo, L., Ryberg, M., Kristiansson, E., Hartmann, M., Unterseher, M., Porter, T.M., Bengtsson-Palme, J., Walker, D.M., de Souza, F., Gamper, H.A., Larsson, E., Larsson, K.-H., Koljalg, U., Edgar, R., Abarenkov, K. (2015) A comprehensive, automatically updated fungal ITS sequence dataset for reference-based chimera control in environmental sequencing efforts. Microbes and Environments, 50: 145-150.


James, T.Y., Porter, T.M., Martin, W.W. (2014) Blastocladiomycota. IN Systematics and Evolution (D.J. McLaughlin and J.W. Spatafora, eds.), pp. 117-207. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Gibson, J.F., Shokralla, S., Porter, T.M., King, I.W., van Konynenburg, S., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Hajibabaei, M. (2014) Simultaneous assessment of the macrobiome and microbiome in a bulk sample of tropical arthropods through DNA metasystematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111: 8007-8012.  [PDF]
PNAS summary available here: High throughput sequencing of a mixed environmental sample

Nilsson, R.H. and 58 others (2014) Improving ITS sequence data for identification of plant pathogenic fungi. Fungal Diversity, 67:11-19.   [PDF]

Devault, A.M., Jaing, C., Gardner, S., Porter, T.M., Enk, J.M., Thissen, J., Allen, J., Borucki, M., DeWitte, S.N., Dhody, A.N., McLoughin, K., Poinar, H.N. (2014) Ancient pathogen DNA in archaeological samples detected with a Microbial Detection Array. Scientific Reports, 4: 4245.  [PDF]

Porter, T.M., Gibson, J., Shokralla, S., Baird, D., Golding, G.B., Hajibabaei, M. (2014) Rapid and accurate taxonomic classification of insect (Class Insecta) cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) DNA barcode sequences using a naive Bayesian classifier. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14: 929-942.  [PDF]


Mahmoudi, N., Porter, T.M., Zimmerman, A., Fulthorpe, R.R., Kasozi, G.N., Silliman, B.R., Slater, G.F. (2013) Rapid degradation of Deepwater Horizon spilled oil by indigenous microbial communities in Louisiana salt marsh sediments. Environmental Science and Technology, 47: 13303-13312.  [PDF]

Porter, T.M., Golding, G.B., King, C., Froese, D., Zazula, G., and Poinar, H.N. (2013) Amplicon pyrosequencing late Pleistocene permafrost: the removal of putative contaminant sequences and small-scale reproducibility. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13: 798-810.  [PDF]


Nilsson, R.H., Tedersoo, L., Abarenkov, K., Ryberg, M., Kristiansson, E., Hartmann, M., Schoch, C.L., Nylander, J.A.A., Bergsten, J., Porter, T.M., Jumpponen, A., Vaishampayan, P., Ovaskainen, O., Hallenberg, N., Bengtsson-Palme, J., Eriksson, K.M., Larsson, K.H., Larsson, E., and Koljalg, U. (2012) Five simple guidelines for establishing basic authenticity and reliability of newly generated fungal ITS sequences. Mycokeys, 4: 37-63.  [PDF]
Press release available here

Porter, T.M. and Golding, G.B. (2012) Factors that affect large subunit ribosomal DNA amplicon sequencing studies of fungal communities: classification method, primer choice, and error. PLoS ONE, 7(4): e35749.  [PDF]


Porter, T.M. and Golding, G.B. (2011) Are similarity- or phylogeny-based methods more appropriate for classifying internal transcribed spacer (ITS) metagenomic amplicons? New Phytologist, 192: 775-782.  [PDF]

Porter, T.M., Martin, W., James, T.Y., Longcore, J.E., Gleason, F.H., Adler, P.H., Letcher, P.M., and Vilgalys, R. (2011) Molecular phylogeny of the Blastocladiomycota (Fungi) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA. Fungal Biology, 115: 381-392.  [PDF]


Gryganskyi, A.P., Lee, S.C., Litventseva, A.P., Smith, M.E., Bonito, G., Porter, T.M., Anishchenko, I.M., Heitman, J., Vilgalys, R. (2010) Structure, function, and phylogeny of the mating locus in the Rhizopus oryzae complex. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15273.  [PDF]


Schmidt, S.K., Wilson, K.L., Meyer, A.F., Schadt, C.W., Porter, T.M., and Moncalvo, J.M. (2008) The missing fungi - New insights from culture-independent molecular studies of soil. IN Accessing uncultivated microorganisms: from the environment to organisms and genomes and back (Karsten Zengler, ed.), pp. 55-66. ASM Press, Washington D.C.

Porter, T.M., Skillman, J.E., and Moncalvo, J.M. (2008) Fruiting body and soil rDNA detects complementary assemblage of Agaricomycotina (Basidiomycota, Fungi) in a hemlock-dominated forest plot in southern Ontario. Molecular Ecology, 17: 3037-3050.  [PDF]

Bidartondo, M.I. and 255 others (2008) Preserving accuracy in GenBank. Science, 315(5870): 1616-1616.  [PDF]

Porter, T.M., Schadt, C., Rizvi, L., Martin, A.P., Schmidt S.K., Scott-Denton, L., Vilgalys, R., and Moncalvo, J.M. (2008) Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group (Ascomycota, Fungi) adds a prominant new branch to the tree of life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 46: 635-644.  [PDF]
A member of the SCGI clade has been found in culture and formally classified!


Moncalvo, J.M., Nilsson, R.H., Koster, B., Dunham, S.M., Bernauer, T., Matheny, P.B., Porter, T.M., Margaritescu, S., Weiß, M., Garnica, S., Danell, E., Langer, G., Langer, E., Larsson, E., Larsson, K.H. (2006) The cantharelloid clade: dealing with incongruent gene trees and phylogenetic reconstruction methods. Mycologia, 98: 937-948.  [PDF]