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Powers, Rob [1].

Mating Studies and Molecular Phylogenies Reveal a Species Complex in Coprinellus disseminatus.

Coprinellus disseminatus (”the fairy bonnet mushroom”) is a small saprotrophic mushroom-forming basidiomycete with a bipolar mating system. C. disseminatus has a worldwide distribution and is commonly found on rotting stumps and logs.  Through the use of mating studies, I have indentified an intersterility group within C. disseminatus.  Strains from East Asia and South America that are mating compatible with each other are intersterile with North American and European strains. Molecular phylogenies (using ITS, β-Tubulin and TEF1) all show strong support that the East Asian and South American strains form a separate clade from North American and European strains, suggesting that Coprinellus disseminatus should be viewed as a species complex.

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1 - University of Michigan, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kraus Natural Science Bldg., Rm. 1008, 830 North University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA

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Presentation Type: Offered Paper - Paper
Session: 2
Location: Auditorium/Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: 2004
Abstract ID:190
Candidate for Awards:None

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