Derek Peršoh: Publications

Peer reviewed


Dahl, M., Peršoh, D., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J.: Root-Associated Mycobiomes of Common Temperate Plants (Calluna vulgaris and Holcus lanatus) Are Strongly Affected by Winter Climate Conditions. Microbial Ecology, 82(2), 403-415 (2021).


Werner, S., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Insights into fungal communities colonizing the acarosphere in a forest soil habitat. Mycological Progress, 17(9), 1067-1085 (2018).

Peršoh, D., Stolle, N., Brachmann, A., Begerow, D., Rambold, G.: Fungal guilds are evenly distributed along a vertical spruce forest soil profile while individual fungi show pronounced niche partitioning. Mycological Progress, 17(8), 925-939 (2018).


Peršoh, D., Borken, W.: Impact of woody debris of different tree species on the microbial acitivty and community of an underlying organic horizon. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 115, 516-525 (2017).

Davydov, E., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Umbilicariaceae (Lichenized Ascomycota) – Trait evolution and a new generic concept. Taxon, 66(6), 1282-1303 (2017).


Werner, S., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: New aspects of the biology of Mortierella alliacea. Mycological Progress, 15(12), 1293-1301 (2016).

Rambold, G., Zedda, L., Coyle, J., Peršoh, D., Köhler, T., Triebel, D.: Geographic heat maps of lichen traits derived by combining LIAS light description and GBIF occurrence data, provided on a new platform. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25(13), 2743-2751 (2016).


Tello, S., Silva-Flores, P., Agerer, R., Halbwachs, H., Beck, A., Peršoh, D.: Hygrocybe virginea is a systemic endophyte of Plantago lanceolata. Mycological Progress, 13(3), 471-475 (2014).

Kis-Papo, T., Weig, A., Riley, R., Peršoh, D., Salamov, A., Sun, H., Lipzen, A., Wasser, S., Rambold, G., Grigoriev, I., Nevo, E.: Genomic adaptations of the halophilic Dead Sea filamentous fungus Eurotium rubrum. Nature Communications, 5, No. 3745 (2014).

Beck, A., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: First evidence for seasonal fluctuations in lichen and bark-colonizing fungal communities. Folia Microbiologica, 59(2), 155-157 (2014).

Stadler, M., Læssøe, T., Fournier, J., Decock, C., Schmieschek, B., Tichy, H., Peršoh, D.: A polyphasic taxonomy of Daldinia (Xylariaceae). Studies in Mycology, 77, 1-143 (2014).

Greiner, K., Peršoh, D., Weig, A., Rambold, G.: Phialosimplex salinarum, a new species of Eurotiomycetes from a hypersaline habitat. IMA Fungus, 5, 161-172 (2014).


Stadler, M., Kuhnert, E., Peršoh, D., Fournier, J.: The Xylariaceae as model example for a unified nomenclature following the “One Fungus-One Name” (1F1N) concept. Mycology, 4(1), 5-21 (2013).

Peršoh, D., Segert, J., Zigan, A., Rambold, G.: Fungal community composition shifts along a leaf degradation gradient in a European beech forest. Plant and Soil, 362(1/2), 175-186 (2013).

Weig, A., Peršoh, D., Werner, S., Betzlbacher, A., Rambold, G.: Diagnostic assessment of mycodiversity in environmental samples by fungal ITS1 rDNA length polymorphism. Mycological Progress, 12(4), 719-725 (2013).


Peršoh, D., Weig, A., Rambold, G.: A transcriptome-targeting EcoChip for assessing functional mycodiversity. Microarrays, 1(1), 25-41 (2012).

Kreyling, J., Peršoh, D., Werner, S., Benzenberg, M., Wöllecke, J.: Short-term impacts of soil freeze-thaw cycles on roots and root-associated fungi of Holcus lanatus and Calluna vulgaris. Plant and Soil, 353(1/2), 19-31 (2012).

Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Lichen-associated fungi of the Letharietum vulpinae. Mycological Progress, 11(3), 753-760 (2012).

Bills, G., Gonzalez-Menendez, V., Martin, J., Platas, G., Fournier, J., Peršoh, D., Stadler, M.: Hypoxylon pulicicidum sp. nov. (Ascomycota, Xylariales), a pantropical insecticide-producing endophyte. PLoS One, 7(10), e46687 (2012).

Werner, S., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Basidiobolus haptosporus is frequently associated with the gamasid mite Leptogamasus obesus. Fungal Biology, 116(1), 90-97 (2012).


Fournier, J., Flessa, F., Peršoh, D., Stadler, M.: Three new Xylaria species from Southwestern Europe. Mycological Progress, 10(1), 33-52 (2011).


Davydov, E., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: The systematic position of Lasallia caroliniana (Tuck.) Davydov, Peršoh & Rambold comb. nova and considerations on the generic concept of Lasallia (Umbilicariaceae, Ascomycota). Mycological Progress, 9(2), 261-266 (2010).

Stadler, M., Fournier, J., Læssøe, T., Decock, C., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Ruwenzoria, a new genus of the Xylariaceae from Central Africa. Mycological Progress, 9(2), 169-179 (2010).

Stadler, M., Fournier, J., Gardt, S., Peršoh, D.: The phylogenetic position of Rhopalostroma as inferred from a polythetic approach. Persoonia, 25, 11-21 (2010).

Wei, J., Peršoh, D., Agerer, R.: Four Ectomycorrhizae of Pyronemataceae (Pezizomycetes) on Chinese Pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) : morpho-anatomical and molecular-phylogenetic analyses. Mycological Progress, 9(2), 267-280 (2010).

Peršoh, D., Melcher, M., Flessa, F., Rambold, G.: First fungal community analyses of endophytic ascomycetes associated with Viscum album ssp. austriacum and its host Pinus sylvestris. Fungal Biology, 114(7), 585-596 (2010).

Stadler, M., Fournier, J., Læssøe, T., Decock, C., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Erratum to: Ruwenzoria, a new genus of the Xylariaceae from Central Africa. Mycological Progress, 9(2), 311-312 (2010).

Stadler, M., Fournier, J., Læssøe, T., Chlebicki, A., Lechat, C., Flessa, F., Rambold, G., Peršoh, D.: Chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic studies of Thamnomyces (Xylariaceae). Mycoscience, 51(3), 189-207 (2010).


Clemens, S., Peršoh, D.: Multi-tasking phytochelatin synthases. Plant Science, 177(4), 266-271 (2009).


Bitzer, J., Læssøe, T., Fournier, J., Kummer, V., Decock, C., Tichy, H., Piepenbring, M., Peršoh, D., Stadler, M.: Affinities of Phylacia and the daldinoid Xylariaceae, inferred from chemotypes of cultures and ribosomal DNA sequences. Mycological Research, 112(2), 251-270 (2008).


Peršoh, D., Beck, A., Rambold, G.: The distribution of ascus types and photobiontal selection in Lecanoromyces (Ascomycota) against the background of a revised SSU nrDNA phylogeny. Mycological Progress, 3(2), 103-121 (2004).


Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Phacopsis — a lichenicolous genus of the family Parmeliaceae. Mycological Progress, 1(1), 43-55 (2002).

Mühlbauer, A., Triebel, D., Peršoh, D., Wollweber, H., Seip, S., Stadler, M.: Macrocarpones, novel metabolites from stromata of Hypoxylon macrocarpum, and new evidence on the chemotaxonomy of Hypoxylon species. Mycological Progress, 1(3), 235-248 (2002).

Books and Book sections


Beck, A., Peršoh, D.: Flechten und ihre Stellung im Reich der Pilze. In: Ökologische Rolle der Flechten : Rundgespräch am 13. Oktober 2008 in München. - München : Pfeil, 2009. - 13-24.


Triebel, D., Peršoh, D., Nash, T., Zedda, L., Rambold, G.: LIAS - An interactive database system for structured descriptive data of Ascomycetes. In: Curry, Gordon B. (Hrsg.): Biodiversity databases : techniques, politics, and applications. - Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC, 2007. - 99-110.


Peršoh, D.: Diversity of lichen inhabiting fungi in the Letharietum vulpinae. In: Tiina Randlane (eds.): Lichens in focus : selection of poster contributions of IAL 5. - Tartu : 2005. - 34-35.


Rambold, G., Bungartz, F., Peršoh, D.: Structural optimisation of the global information system LIAS by establishing a LIAS names server and expanding the Descriptors Workbench. In: Walter G. Berendsohn (eds.): GBIF-D: German Participation in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility : Projects in the German National Programme for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2003-2006 ; Status Report 2004. - Bonn : PT-DLR Environmental Research and Technology, 2004.

Davydov, E., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Phylogenetic analyses of the lichen family Umbilicariaceae based on material from Siberia. In: Tiina Randlane (eds.): Lichens in focus : book of abstracts of the 5th IAL symposium. - Tartu : Tartu Univ. Press, 2004.

Peršoh, D., Kainz, C.: Phacopsis. In: Thomas H. Nash (eds.): Lichen flora of the greater Sonoran Desert region. Band 2. Most of the microlichens, balance of the macrolichens, and the lichenicolous fungi. - Tempe, Arizona : Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State Univ., 2004. - 692-693.

Triebel, D., Peršoh, D., Nash, T., Zedda, L., Rambold, G.: LIAS - an online database system for descriptive data of ascomycetes. In: Tiina Randlane (eds.): Lichens in focus : book of abstracts of the 5th IAL symposium. - Tartu : Tartu Univ. Press, 2004.


Rambold, G., Peršoh, D.: Structural optimization of the global information system LIAS by establishing a LIAS names server and expanding the Descriptors Workbench.. In: Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity : a challenge for society. A. Symposium report. - Bonn : 2003. - 249-250.

Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Fungal diversity in the host lichen Letharia vulpina. In: Biodiversity - from patterns to processes : Kurzfassungen der Beiträge. - Göttingen : Verl. Die Werkstatt, 2003. - 161.


Peršoh, D.: Screening for lichenicolous fungi of Usnea. In: The 7th International Mycological Congress, Oslo 11-17 August 2002 : book of abstracts. - Oslo : Congress Secretariat, 2002. - 169.

Nash, T., Peršoh, D., Barreno, E., Wojciechowski, M., Rambold, G.: Lichenicolous lichens: Independent lines of evolution? - Evidence from Acarospora stapfiana. In: The 7th International Mycological Congress, Oslo 11-17 August 2002 : book of abstracts. - Oslo : Congress Secretariat, 2002. - 222.

Peršoh, D.: Character evolution in "Phacopsis" inferred from nrDNA sequences. In: 7th International Mycological Congress (IMC7): Book of abstracts. - Oslo : 2002.

Other publications


Kuhnert, E., Fournier, J., Peršoh, D., Luangsa-ard, J., Stadler, M.: New Hypoxylon species from Martinique and new evidence on the molecular phylogeny of Hypoxylon based on ITS rDNA and β-tubulin data. Fungal Diversity, 64(1), 181-203 (2014).


Unterseher, M., Peršoh, D., Schnittler, M.: Leaf-inhabiting endophytic fungi of European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) co-occur in leaf litter but are rare on decaying wood of the same host. Fungal Diversity, 60(1), 43-54 (2013).

Peršoh, D.: Factors shaping community structure of endophytic fungi–evidence from the Pinus-Viscum-system. Fungal Diversity, 60(1), 55-69 (2013).

Weig, A., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: EcoChips für die Erforschung mikrobieller Lebensgemeinschaften. BIOspektrum, 19(4), 382-385 (2013).


Flessa, F., Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: Annuality of Central European deciduous tree leaves delimits community development of epifoliar pigmented fungi. Fungal Ecology, 5(5), 554-561 (2012).


Peršoh, D., Rambold, G.: New protocols for the extraction of nucleic acids from soil. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107(6), 2118 (2009).

Peršoh, D., Melcher, M., Graf, K., Fournier, J., Stadler, M., Rambold, G.: Molecular and morphological evidence for the delimitation of Xylaria hypoxylon. Mycologia, 101(2), 256-268 (2009).


Peršoh, D., Theuerl, S., Buscot, F., Rambold, G.: Towards a universally adaptable method for quantitative extraction of high-purity nucleic acids from soil. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 75(1), 19-24 (2008).


Peršoh, D.: Studies in the diversity, phylogeny, and character distribution in lichen-associated and lichenized Ascomycota. - : 2006.
(Thesis, 2006, Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften)


Triebel, D., Peršoh, D., Wollweber, H., Stadler, M.: Phylogenetic relationships among Daldinia, Entonaema, and Hypoxylon as inferred from ITS nrDNA analyses of Xylariales. Nova Hedwigia, 80(1/2), 25-43 (2005).


Peršoh, D., Triebel, D.: LIAS : a global information system for lichenized and non-lichenized Ascomycetes. - (Speech), Fourth biennial conference of the Systematics Association, 18.-22.08.2003, Dublin, Irland.

Stadler, M., Peršoh, D., Triebel, D.: A comparison of ITS-nr DNA data of Xylariales with emphasis on Xylariaceae with nodulisporium-like anamorphs. - (Speech), British Mycological Society Annual Meeting 2003, 2003, Asilomar, California, USA.

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