1. Strongman DB and Wang Y. 2022. Trichomycetes from freshwater and salt marsh mosquito larvae with a new species in the monotypic genus Legerioides. Botany (accepted)
  2. Hanafy RA, Wang Y, Stajich JE., Pratt C, Youssef NH, Elshahed MS. Phylogenomic analysis of the Neocallimastigomycota: Proposal of Caecomycetaceae fam. nov., Piromycetaceae fam. nov., and emended description of the families Neocallimastigaceae and Anaeromycetaceae. Preprint available at [bioRxiv]
  3. Wang Y, Chang Y, Ortanez J, Pena J, Carter-House D, Reynolds N, Smith M, Benny G, Mondo S, Salamov A, Lipzen A, Pangilinan J, Guo J, LaButti K, Andreopolous W, Tritt A, Keymanesh K, Yan M, Barry K, Grigoriev I, Spatafora J, Stajich J. Divergent evolution of early terrestrial fungi reveals the evolution of Mucormycosis pathogenicity factors. Preprint available at [bioRxiv]
  4. Chang Y, Wang Y, Mondo S, Ahrendt S, Andreopoulos W, Barry K, Beard J, Benny G, Blankenship S, Bonito G, Cuomo C, Desirò A, Gervers K, Hundley H, Kuo A, LaButti K, Lang BF, Lipzen A, O'Donnell K, Pangilinan J, Reynolds N, Sandor L, Smith M, Tsang A, Grigoriev I, Stajich J, Spatafora J. 2022. Evolution of zygomycete secretomes and the origins of terrestrial fungal ecologies. iScience 25, 104840 [pdf]
  5. Malar MC, Wang Y, Stajich JE, Kokkoris V, Villeneuve-Laroche M, Yildirir G, Corradi N. 2022. Early branching arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Paraglomus occultum carries a small and repeat-poor genome compared to relatives in the Glomeromycotina. Microbial Genomics 8(4): 000810.[pdf]
  6. Sun J, Barrett H, Hall D, Kutarna S, Wu X, Wang Y, Peng H. 2022. Ecological role of 6OH-BDE47: is it a chemical offence molecule mediated by enoyl-ACP reductases? Environmental Science & Technology 56(1): 451–459. [text]
  7. 2021

  8. Knudsen K, Kocourková J, Hodkovå E, Malíček J, Wang Y. 2021. Acarosporaceae of the Chihuahuan Desert: four Magnusson species saved from synonymy and a new yellow species. The Bryologist 124(4): 533-551. [text]
  9. Knudsen K, Kocourková J, Hodkovå E, Adams JN, Wang Y. 2021. Three species of Trimmatothelopsis (Acarosporaceae) from Europe and North America. The Bryologist 124(2): 271-280. [text]
  10. Li Y, Steenwyk JL, Chang Y, Wang Y, James TY, Stajich JE, Spatafora JW, Groenewald M, Dunn CW, Hittinger CT, Shen XX, Rokas A. 2021. A genome-scale phylogeny of the kingdom Fungi. Current Biology 31 (8), 1653-1665. [pdf]
  11. ​Malar MC, Krüger M, Krüger C, Wang Y, Stajich JE, Keller J, Chen CH, Yildirir G, Villeneuve-Laroche M, Roux CR, Delaux PM, Corradi N. 2021. The genome of Geosiphon pyriformis reveals ancestral traits linked to the emergence of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Current Biology 31 (7), 1570-1577. [pdf]
  12. ​Knudsen K, Kocourková J, Hodkovå E, Wang Y. 2021. Lichenological Notes 8: Acarospora fusca. Opuscula Philolichenum 20, 19-24. [pdf]
  13. Chang Y, Rochon D, Sekimoto S, Wang Y, Chovatia M, Sandor L, Salamov A, Grigoriev I, Stajich J, Spatafora J. 2021. Genome-scale phylogenetic analyses confirm Olpidium as the closest living zoosporic fungus to the non-flagellated, terrestrial fungi. Scientific Reports 11, 3217. [full-text]
  14. Dong N, Bandura J, Zhang Z-L, Wang Y, Labadie K, Noel B, Davison A, Koene JM, Sun H-S, Coutellec M-A, Feng Z-P. 2021. Ion channel profiling of the Lymnaea stagnalis ganglia via transcriptome analysis. BMC Genomics 22, 18. [pdf]
  15. 2020

  16. Tabima JF, Trautman IA, Chang Y, Wang Y, Mondo SJ, Salamov A, Grigoriev IV, Stajich JE, Spatafora JW. 2020. Phylogenomic analyses of non-Dikarya fungi supports horizontal gene transfer driving diversification of secondary metabolism in the amphibian gastrointestinal symbiont, Basidiobolus. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 10 (9): 3417-3433. [pdf]
  17. Knudsen K, Adams JN, Kocourková J, Wang Y, Ortañez J, Stajich JE. 2020. The monophyletic Sarcogyne canadensis–wheeleri clade, a newly recognized group sister to the European Acarospora glaucocarpa group. The Bryologist 123(1): 11-30.[full-text]
  18. 2019

  19. Wang Y, White MM, and Moncalvo J-M. 2019. Diversification of the gut fungi (Harpellales) co-occurred with the origin of complete metamorphosis of their symbiotic insect hosts (lower Diptera). Mol Phylogenet Evol 139: 106550.[pdf]
  20. Wang Y, Youssef NH, Couger MB, Hanafy RA, Elshahed MS, Stajich JE. 2019. Molecular dating of the emergence of anaerobic rumen fungi and the impact of laterally acquired genes. mSystems 4(4): e00247-19.[pdf]
  21. Glover N, Dessimoz C, Ebersberger I, Forslund SK, Gabaldón T, Huerta-Cepas J, Martin MJ, Muffato M, Patricio M, Pereira C, da Silva AS, Wang Y, Sonnhammer E, Thomas PD, and Quest for Orthologs Consortium. 2019. Advances and Applications in the Quest for Orthologs. Mol Biol Evol 36: 2157–2164.[full-text]
  22. Murphy CM, Youssef NH, Hanafy RA, Couger MB, Stajich JE., Wang Y, Baker K, Dagar SS, Griffith GW, Farag IF, Callaghan TM, and Elshahed MS. 2019. Horizontal gene transfer as an indispensable driver for Neocallimastigomycota evolution into a distinct gut-dwelling fungal lineage. Appl Environ Microbiol 85: e00988-19.[pdf]
  23. 2018 & earlier

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  26. Wang Y, White MM, Moncalvo JM. 2016. Draft Genome Sequence of Capniomyces stellatus, the obligate gut fungal symbiont of stonefly. Genome Announc 4(4): e00804-16.[pdf]
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  28. Tretter ED, Johnson EM, Benny GL, Wang Y, Kandel P, White MM. 2014. An eight-gene molecular phylogeny of the Kickxellomycotina, including the first phylogenetic placement of Asellariales. Mycologia 106: 912-935.[pdf]
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  30. Tretter ED, Johnson EM, Wang Y, Kandel P, White MM. 2013. Examining new phylogenetic markers to uncover the evolutionary history of early-diverging fungi: comparing MCM7, TSR1 and rRNA genes for single- and multi-gene analyses of the Kickxellomycotina. Persoonia 30: 106–125.[pdf]
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  32. Wang Y. 2008. Morphological and anatomical comparative studies on needles structure of 4 species in Pinaceae in Shanxi Province. Shanxi Forestry Science and Technology 2: 16–19.
  33. Wang Y, Zhang F. 2008. Study on the classification and ordination of wetland vegetations in Lianbo flooding plain of Fen river, Shanxi. Highlights of Sciencepaper Online 1(11): 1285–1291.

Invited Talks

  1. 2022. Invited seminar (virtual/online), "Genome evolution of zygomycetes and early-diverging fungi", Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science.
  2. 2022. Plenary speaker (virtual/online), "Unravelling cryptic evolution of insect gut-dwelling fungi using Harpellales as a model", the 3rd Annual CanFunNet Fungal Biology Conference.
  3. 2021. Invited seminar (virtual/online), "Ecology and evolution of early diverging fungi", Sino-Ecologists Association Overseas (Sino-Eco).
  4. 2020. Invited seminar, “Comparative genomics and evolution of the early diverging fungi”, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  5. 2019. Invited symposium speaker, "Evolution and comparative genomics of zygomycete fungi", Genealogy of Life Symposium, the 86th Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  6. 2019. Invited symposium speaker, "Genomic insights into the insect-fungus interactions, using the example of Diptera gut symbionts—Harpellales", Animal-Associated Fungi Symposium, the 86th Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  7. 2019. Invited speaker, "Anaerobic gut fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)—cryptic evolution and cross-kingdom gene transfers in teh rumen of herbivorous mammals", 30th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California, USA.
  8. 2018. Invited speaker, "Phylogenomics of the anaerobic gut fungi and the discovery of a cryptic tripartite symbiosis in the ruminant mammals", Special Interest Group meeting (Anaerobic Fungi: Genomics and Biotechnological potential), the 11th International Mycological Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  9. 2017. Invited Seminar, "Evolutionary adaptation and genomic interactions between Dipteran insects and their gut fungi", Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai, China.
  10. 2017. Invited speaker, "Biodiversity, genome evolution, and phylogenomics of the microbial insect gut fungi—Harpellales (Kickxellomycotina, Zoopagomycota)", Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China.
  11. 2017. Invited speaker, “Genomic evolution of the insect gut commensals—Harpellales (Kickxellomycotina, Zoopagomycota)”, 1000 Fungal Genomes and More (Fungal Genomics workshop), DOE JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment Meeting, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.
  12. 2017. Invited seminar, “Comparative genomics and phylogenetics of a group of microbial fungi from the guts of insects”, Department of Nematology, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA.
  13. 2016. Invited speaker, “Genome characters and evolution of gut fungi, Smittium and allies”, ZyGoLife annual meeting, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.