[Taxacom] describing species based on DNA sequences alone

Urmas Kõljalg urmas.koljalg at ut.ee
Mon Jan 16 01:37:35 CST 2017

Rhizopogon kretserae has actually holotype which is fixed specimen of living culture. Living culture itself is deposited in DAOM. Code allows to describe fungi based on living cultures.

Urmas Kõljalg

Prof. Urmas Kõljalg
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Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
University of Tartu
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On 16.01.2017, at 6:00, Adolf Ceska <aceska at telus.net> wrote:

> 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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