Vote for some Fungi in Open Tree of Life project

Consider voting for for some Fungi in the Open Tree of Life project. Pathogens, model systems, and any charismatic (or non-charismatic if like) organisms can be proposed to be included in a tree that will serve as teaching and communicating the tree of life.

[From Laura Katz]
Dear Colleagues,

We need your help creating a list of exemplar species from across the tree of life!

As our team works to build an open tree of life for the systematics community, we are also working on an educational version of the tree for the public. Our goal is to depict about 200 better-known (i.e. phylogenetically or otherwise important in some way (pathogen,
food source, etc.)) species from all three domains of life. The intended audience of this effort includes educators, students, and the public in general.

Please follow the link below to vote for your 5 best exemplars…

And please join the conversation through our website, email (, or twitter (@opentreeoflife).

Thank you!