Mrakiaceae Xin Zhan Liu, F.Y. Bai, M. Groenew. & Boekhout, in Liu et al., Studies in Mycology 81: 113 (2015)
Etymology: In reference to the name of the type genus Mrakia.
Diagnosis: This new family is proposed for the monophyletic group formed by the Mrakia, Huempii, Phaffia, Udeniomyces, Itersonilia and Tausonia clades recognized in the trees constructed from the Bayesian and ML analyses of the seven-gene dataset (Liu et al.2015)
Index Fungorum number: IF812173
Type genus: Mrakia Y. Yamada & Komag., in Journal of General and Applied Microbiology Tokyo 33 (5): 456 (1987)
Figure 1. A taxonomic framework of genera and higher levels in Tremellomycetes based on the seven-genes phylogeny (Liu et al. 2015). The tree backbone was constructed using Bayesian analysis and branch lengths were scaled in terms of expected numbers of nucleotide substitutions per site. The Bayesian posterior probabilities (PP) and bootstrap percentages (BP) of maximum likelihood and neighbour-joining analyses from 1 000 replicates are shown respectively from left to right on the deep and major branches resolved. Note: ns, not supported (PP < 0.9 or BP < 50 %); nm, not monophyletic.
Liu, X.-Z; Wang, Q.-M; Göker, M; Groenewald, M; Kachalkin, A.V; Lumbsch, H.T; Millanes, A.M; Wedin, M; Yurkov,A.M; Boekhout,T; Bai, F.-Y. 2015. Towards an integrated phylogenetic classification of the Tremellomycetes. Studies in Mycology. 81:85-147