[Taxacom] describing species based on DNA sequences alone

Adolf Ceska aceska at telus.net
Sun Jan 15 22:00:34 CST 2017


Here is one example I came across: this mycorrhizal fungus was described from the root tips DNA. No sporocarps seen.

Grubisha, Lisa C., Nicholas J. Dowie, Steven L. Miller, Christina Hazard, Steven M. Trowbridge, Thomas R. Horton, and Matthew R. Klooster. "Rhizopogon kretzerae sp. nov.: the rare fungal symbiont in the tripartite system with Pterospora andromedea and Pinus strobus." Botany 92, no. 7 (2014): 527-534.

Adolf Ceska, Victoria, BC, Canada


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