the hibbett lab

at Clark University

People Connected to the Hibbett Lab

Manfred Binder

Manfred joined Clark mycologists to study fungal biodiversity
at the Bailong River region, Gansu Province, P.R. China,
June-August 2002. (National Geographic, PI Wang Zheng)

Bio: Manfred received a Ph.D. from the University of Regensburg, Germany, in 2000, under the direction of Andreas Bresinsky. He joined our lab as a research fellow in January 2000. Manfred maintains his own web page at:

Research interests: Manfred has diverse experience in basidiomycete systematics. He has studied Hymenochaetales, Boletales, cyphelloid and corticioid fungi, and others. He uses molecular, morphological, and biochemical approaches.

Selected Publications:

Binder,M., K.H.Larsson, P.B. Matheny, and D.S.Hibbett. 2010. Amylocorticiales ord. nov. and Jaapiales ord. nov.: Early diverging clades of Agaricomycetidae dominated by corticioid forms. Mycologia 102: 865-880; doi: 10.3852/09-288 PDF, and (Supplement.PDF)

Ghoshroy, S, M. Binder, A. Tartar and D. L. Robertson. Horizontal gene transfer of a Eubacterial Glutamine synthetase II gene occurred early in plant evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:198; doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-198. Abstract

Desjardin D.E., Binder M., Roekring S. & Flegel T. (2009). Spongioforma, a new genus of gasteroid boletes from Thailand. Fungal Diversity 37: 1-8.

Wilson A.W., Binder M. & Hibbett D.S. (2009). Effects of fruiting body morphology on diversification rates in three independent clades of fungi estimated using binary state speciation and extinction analyses (submitted).

Desjardin D.E., Wilson A.W. & Binder M. (2008). Durianella, a new gasteroid genus of boletes from Malaysia. Mycologia 100: 956-961.

Bidartondo M. et 256 al. (2008). Preserving accuracy in GenBank. Science 319: 1616. [Non peer-reviewed Letter to Science].

Halling R.E., Baroni T.J. & Binder M. (2007). A new genus of Boletaceae from eastern North America. Mycologia 99: 310-316.

Binder M. & Hibbett D.S. (2006). Molecular systematics and biological diversification of Boletales. Mycologia 98: 971-981.

Wang Z., Binder M., Schoch C.L., Johnston P.R., Spatafora J.W. & Hibbett D.S. (2006). Evolution of helotialean fungi (Leotiomycetes, Pezizomycotina): a nuclear rDNA phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 295-312.

Binder M., Hibbett D.S., Wang Z. & Farnham W.F. (2006). Evolutionary relationships of Mycaureola dilseae (Agaricales), a basidiomycete pathogen of a subtidal rhodophyte. American Journal of Botany 93: 547-556.

Binder M., Hibbett D.S., Larsson K.-H., Larsson E., Langer E. & Langer G. (2005). The phylogenetic distribution of resupinate forms across the major clades of homobasidiomycetes. Systematics and Biodiversity 3: 113-157.

Fischer M. & Binder M. (2004). Species recognition and host-pathogen relationships: a case study in a group of lignicolous basidiomycetes, Phellinus s.l. Mycologia 96: 798-810.

Bodensteiner P., Binder M., Moncalvo J.-M., Agerer R. & Hibbett D.S. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships of cyphelloid homobasidiomycetes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 501-515.

Binder M. & Hibbett D.S. (2002). Higher level phylogenetic relationships of homobasidiomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi) inferred from four rDNA regions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 76–90.

Hibbett D.S. & Binder M. (2002). Evolution of complex fruiting body morphologies in homobasidiomycetes. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Series B 269: 1963–1969

Binder M. & Bresinsky A. (2002). Derivation of a polymorphic lineage of gasteromycetes from boletoid ancestors. Mycologia 94: 85–98.

Hibbett D.S. & Binder M. (2001). Evolution of marine mushrooms. The Biological Bulletin 201: 319–322.