John S. Hopple, Jr.
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BiographyJohn Hopple is the guy who, while still in graduate school, broke the news about the shaggy mane being more closely related to Agaricus than to the other Coprinus species. As Scott Redhead put it, "None of us [at the conference] wanted to believe him, but we gave him the award anyway for being so brave." This started the ball rolling for the whole tremendous revision of the black-spored genera that you can read about in the articles below and (in normal-English-friendly summary) in Redhead's (2001) "Bully for Coprinus - - a story of manure, minutiae, and molecules"
Selected PublicationsRytas Vilgalys, David S. Hibbett & John S. Hopple, Jr. (1994) "Phylogenetic implications of generic concepts in fungal taxonomy: the impact of molecular systematic studies" in Mycologia Helvetica 6 pp. 73 - 91
John S. Hopple, Jr. & Rytas Vilgalys (1999) "Phylogenetic Relationships in the Mushroom Genus Coprinus and Dark-Spored Allies Based on Sequence Data From the Nuclear Gene Coding for the Large Ribosomal Subunit RNA: Divergent Domains, Outgroups and Monophyly" in Molecular and Phylogenetic Evolution 13 pp. 1 - 19
Scott Alan Redhead, Rytas Vilgalys, John S. Hopple, Jr., Jacqui Johnson & Jean-Marc Moncalvo (2001) "Coprinus Persoon and the disposition of Coprinus species sensu lato" in Taxon
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