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TBS Lecture: Toward a global monograph of Gyroporus

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Ross Lecture Hall, NYBG

2950 Southern Boulevard

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Presented by Naveed Davoodian, PhD Candidate in Biology, CUNY Graduate Center / The New York Botanical Garden

Gyroporus (Sclerodermatineae, Boletales, Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota, Fungi) is a genus of ectomycorrhizal mushrooms distributed throughout the world in suitable habitats. Previous attempts to untangle the diversity of this genus proved difficult due to the presence of semi-cryptic species and equivocal results from phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal RNA markers. To overcome these obstacles, a combined taxonomic and phylogenetic approach (emphasizing protein-coding genes) is used to delimit species and elucidate geographic and evolutionary patterns in Gyroporus. Several distinct clades and biogeographic patterns are inferred, and the relationships of the classical taxa are clarified. This study provides a key foundation for future efforts on this well-known but previously poorly-understood group of fungi.

This lecture will be immediately followed by the Annual Banquet. The banquet will be held at Emilia’s on Arthur Avenue. The price for dinner will be $30 including tax+tip. The dinner includes appetizer, salad, and an entree. Beverages will be provided by the society. Please RSVP confirming your attendance at the lecture only, or at both the lecture and the banquet. If you plan to attend the banquet be sure to bring cash or a check made out to the Torrey Botanical Society on the day of the event.

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