Christoph Scheidegger Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland
2 protocols

Carolina Cornejo Forest Health and Biotic Interactions, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland
2 protocols

Rosmarie Honegger
  • Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Botany, University of Basel, 1976

Current position

Retired since 2009; Former Professor of Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Nyati, S., Scherrer, S., Werth, S. and Honegger, R. (2014). Green-algal photobiont diversity (Trebouxia spp.) in representatives of Teloschistaceae (Lecanoromycetes, lichen-forming ascomycetes). The Lichenologist 46(02): 189-212.
  2. Edwards, D., Axe, L. and Honegger, R. (2013). Contributions to the diversity in cryptogamic covers in the mid‐Palaeozoic: Nematothallus revisited. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173(4): 505-534.
  3. Honegger, R., Axe, L. and Edwards, D. (2013). Bacterial epibionts and endolichenic actinobacteria and fungi in the Lower Devonian lichen Chlorolichenomycites salopensis. Fungal Biol 117(7-8): 512-518.
  4. Honegger, R., Edwards, D. and Axe, L. (2013). The earliest records of internally stratified cyanobacterial and algal lichens from the Lower Devonian of the Welsh Borderland. New Phytol 197(1): 264-275.
  5. Nyati, S., Bhattacharya, D., Werth, S. and Honegger, R. (2013). Phylogenetic analysis of LSU and SSU rDNA group I introns of lichen photobionts associated with the genera and (Teloschistaceae, lichenized Ascomycetes). J Phycol 49(6) : 1154-1166.
  6. Honegger, R. (2012). Differential gene expression within the cyanobacterial cell population of a lichen thallus. New Phytol 196(3): 657-660.
  7. Honegger, R. (2012). The symbiotic phenotype of lichen-forming ascomycetes and their endo- and epibionts. In: The Mycota vol. IX: Fungal Associations, 2nd edition. Hock, B. (ed). Springer, 287-339.
  8. Itten, B. and Honegger, R. (2010). Population genetics in the homothallic lichen-forming ascomycete Xanthoria parietina. The Lichenologist 42(06): 751-761.
  9. Roney, B. R., Renhui, L., Banack, S. A., Murch, S., Honegger, R. and Cox, P. A. (2009). Consumption of fa cai Nostoc soup: a potential for BMAA exposure from Nostoc cyanobacteria in China? Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10 Suppl 2: 44-49.
  10. Tomescu, A. M., Rothwell, G. W. and Honegger, R. (2009). A new genus and species of filamentous microfossil of cyanobacterial affinity from Early Silurian fluvial environments (lower Massanutten Sandstone, Virginia, USA). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 160(3): 284-289.
  11. Tomescu, A. M., Honegger, R. and Rothwell, G. W. (2008). Earliest fossil record of bacterial-cyanobacterial mat consortia: the early Silurian Passage Creek biota (440 Ma, Virginia, USA). Geobiology 6(2): 120-124.
  12. Honegger, R. (2008). Lichen-forming fungi and their photobionts. In: Deising, H. (ed). The Mycota vol. V: Plant relationships.  Springer, 305-333.
  13. Honegge, R. and Scherrer, S. (2008). Sexual reproduction in lichen-forming ascomycetes. In: Nash, T. H. (ed). Lichen Biology.  Cambridge University Press, 94-103.
  14. Honegger, R. (2008). Mycobionts. In: Nash, T. H. (ed). Lichen Biology. Cambridge University Press, 27-39.
  15. Honegger, R. (2008). Morphogenesis. In: Nash, T. H. (ed). Lichen Biology. Cambridge University Press, 69-93.
  16. Nyati, S., Beck, A. and Honegger, R. (2007). Fine structure and phylogeny of green algal photobionts in the microfilamentous genus Psoroglaena (Verrucariaceae, lichen-forming ascomycetes). Plant Biol (Stuttg) 9(3): 390-399.
  17. Honegger, R. and Zippler, U. (2007). Mating systems in representatives of Parmeliaceae, Ramalinaceae and Physciaceae (Lecanoromycetes, lichen-forming ascomycetes). Mycol Res 111(Pt 4): 424-432.
  18. Favero-Longo, S. E., Girlanda, M., Honegger, R., Fubini, B. and Piervittori, R. (2007). Interactions of sterile-cultured lichen-forming ascomycetes with asbestos fibres. Mycol Res 111(Pt 4): 473-481.
  19. Eichenberger, C., Aptroot, A. and Honegger, R. (2007). Three new Xanthoria species from South Africa: X. hirsuta, X. inflata and X. doidgeae. The Lichenologist 39(05): 451-458.
  20. Tomescu, A. M., Rothwell, G. W. and Honegger, R. (2006). Cyanobacterial macrophytes in an Early Silurian (Llandovery) continental biota: Passage Creek, lower Massanutten Sandstone, Virginia, USA. Lethaia 39(4): 329-338.
  21. Scherrer, S., Zippler, U. and Honegger, R. (2005). Characterisation of the mating-type locus in the genus Xanthoria (lichen-forming ascomycetes, Lecanoromycetes). Fungal Genet Biol 42(12): 976-988.
1 Protocol published
Axenic Cultivation of Mycelium of the Lichenized Fungus, Lobaria pulmonaria (Peltigerales, Ascomycota)
Authors:  Carolina Cornejo, Christoph Scheidegger and Rosmarie Honegger, date: 07/05/2015, view: 9145, Q&A: 0
Lichens are symbiotic organisms consisting of a fungal partner (the mycobiont) and one or more algal or cyanobacterial partners (the photobiont); moreover lichen thalli comprise a plethora of epi- and endobiotic bacteria and non-lichenized fungi. ...
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