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A note from Jerry - Currently (Nov. 2012) all the entries here are mine. Don't let this put you off adding entries. I use this site to make available work I don't intend to publish (in this form at least) and which otherwise wouldn't be widely available but which might be of interest. The entries are not peer reviewed so please also use the feedback facility to stimulate discussion.

Mycological Notes 30: Notes on the genus Laccaria in New Zealand

Submitted by cooperj on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:12am

This is the first attempt at a revision of McNabb's 1972 treatment of Laccaria in New Zealand using information from recent documented and sequenced collections. The indigenous species appear to be more host specific than previously recognised and the names applied to introduced taxa needed updating from McNabb's treatment. Jerry Cooper


Mycological Notes 29: New Combinations of New Zealand Fungi

Submitted by cooperj on Sat, 18/10/2014 - 8:46am

These are a number of ‘bookeeping’ combinations, formally published in IndexFungorum, necessary because phyolegentic data show the current genus assignments to be incorrect. In addition to the phylogenetic evidence the morphological evidence has been checked by examining material in PDD.

Jerry Cooper


Mycological Notes 28: Notes on the genus Russula in New Zealand

Submitted by cooperj on Thu, 09/10/2014 - 1:13pm

Here is some basic data for New Zealand species of Russula, together with a preliminary key.

Pat Leonard and I have been working on a revision of New Zealand species of Russula, Lactifluus and Lactarius for a number of years. That work is close to completion and a manuscript describing the new species is in preparation. We are conscious the work has taken much longer than expected, and so we present a trial key here.

Jerry Cooper & Pat Leonard


Mycological Notes 27: Six Gene Phylogeny of Agarics including selected NZ species

Submitted by cooperj on Wed, 08/10/2014 - 1:53pm

This is a long and low resolution PDF file of a phylogenetic tree of the main agaric groups. I used the data extracted from GenBank used in this publication: Matheny PB et al (2006) Major clades of Agaricales: a multi-locus phylogenetic overview. Mycologia, 98: 982–995.  I generated  a  Maximum Likelihood tree using 18s (274 sequences), LSU (389 sequences), ITS1-5.8-ITS2 (389 sequences), RPB1 (147 sequences), and RPB2 (138 sequences).



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