Phylogenetics of Omphalina (Basidiomycotina, Agaricales) and the Evolution of Lichenization

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, lichen, mushroom, evolution, phylogenetics

Principal Investigator: Lutzoni, Francois (2)
Licence Number: 12232
Organization: Duke University
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Dr. Rytas Vilgalys

Objective(s): To establish the phylogenetic relationship among Omphalina species and the relationships of the genus Omphalina with other genera within the Tricholomataceae; to better understand the evolution of lichenization by investigating genomic variation between related lichenized and non-lichenized Omphalina species.

Project Description: The researcher and his team will engage in field work to collect individuals from as many populations as possible of the facultative and obligatory lichenized species of Omphalina (mushrooms).