Phylogenetic evaluation of Polyporus s. str. based on molecular sequences.
To investigate phylogenetic relationships of Polyporus species, partial mitochondrial small subunit ribosomal DNA sequences were determined and phylogenetically analyzed. Polyporus species used in the study did not cluster into a single clade. Six species formed one clade with Datronia species. Polyporus arcularius clustered with two Lentinus species and Fomes fomentarius. Statistical test rejected the monophyly of Polyporus but supported Polyporus, Datronia, Lentinus and Fomes as a group.