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Amauroderma trichodermatum is reported from Bolivia, the collection being the fourth one known worldwide. The species is unique in the genus by having a hirsute pileus and a monomitic hyphal system. The use of the epithet " trichodermatum " as a correction for the typographical error " trichodematum " is proposed. A description and illustrations ar...
Globally, many undescribed fungal taxa reside in the hyperdiverse, yet undersampled, tropics. These species are under increasing threat from habitat destruction by expanding extractive industry, in addition to climate change and other threats. Reserva Los Cedros is a primary cloud forest reserve of ~17,000 acres, and is among the last unlogged wate...
Prior to this monographic treatment, limited research on the genus Marasmius (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) had been conducted in Madagascar. Based on field work in January 2013 and January–February 2014, which generated 45 specimens of Marasmius sensu stricto, supplemented by herbarium exsiccatae and published literature, 35 species of Marasmius are...
Tetrapyrgos atrocyanea, the type species of Tetrapyrgos, and Campanella buettneri, the type species of Campanella, are redescribed and epitypified based on recently collected material from Madagascar and Príncipe, respectively, supported with morphological and LSU, ITS sequences data. Line drawings, colour photographs, and comparisons with similar...
Of the conservatively estimated 3.8 million species of fungi, only some 120,000 have been described to science. The vast majority of the remaining species are widely considered to reside in the tropics. At the current rate of species description in the kingdom, it will take mycologists approximately 4000 years to describe them all. One way to incre...
An experiment.com crowdfunding campaign to raise money to sequence some 350 collections of Andean fungi, collected in 2014 frm the Los Cedros reserve in Northwest Ecuador. More information available at https://experiment.com/projects/sequencing-the-fungi-of-the-ecuadorian-andes
Bolivia es uno de los países con mayor biodiversidad del mundo, biodiversidad que esta albergada en una gran diversidad de ecosistemas. Sin embargo, es poco el conocimiento que se tiene sobre la diversidad fúngica y menos aún se sabe del estado de conservación de la misma. Distintos impactos antrópicos (como la deforestación, minería, ganadería, et...
This poster was presented at Fungal Gentetics 2017 in Pacific Grove, California. The project goal was to assess the diversity and evolutionary relationships of Marasmius from Madagascar, and generate a monographic treatment for the country.
• Registrar y caracterizar morfológica, química y molecularmente las especies de líquenes y hongos silvestres en sitios no estudiados de las estribaciones occidentales y orientales de los Andes hacia el norte, centro y sur del país. • Enriquecer la plataforma digital sobre biodiversidad del Ecuador y el repositorio público nacional con especímenes de hongos y líquenes contribuyendo al conocimiento de la funga ecuatoriana.
MIND.Funga comprises scientific concerns that lead us to develop research of short- and long- term, mainly from unexplored and threatened areas. For that, we use an integrative approach (systematics, phylogeny, taxonomy, ecology, metagenomics, etc.) in our studies with macro- and microfungi. In general, our research objects are wood associated fungi, as polypores (Hymenochaetales and Polyporales), which play an important role in the maintenance of natural ecosystems. We also have interest in the Cordyceps s.l. (Hypocreales), a fantastic group of entomopathogenic organisms, which mainly use insects to develop part of their life cycle. More recently, we are devoting ourselves to the recognition of fungal communities associated with plants (endophytes) and soil, in order to understand the ecology and real magnitude of fungal diversity in the ecosystems. Much of our studies are focused on systematics, based on molecular, morphological and ecological characters. Therefore, we use phylogenetic analysis to understand the evolutionary history of different lineages and for taxonomical species delimitation. On the other hand, we are interested in the fungi importance in ecological process, how fungi respond to climate changes and its conservation purposes. Our activities: 1) Research exploration of unique and endangered ecosystems (cloud forests, for example) in order to document also particular funga; 2) Fungi and plants inventories, recording the species distribution and its conservation status; 3) Resolution of taxonomical complexes and description of new taxa; 4) Recognition of fungal communities across vegetation types (plants and soil), monitoring over time those funga; 5) Publication and scientific diffusion of fungi novelties and curiosities.