Project

Filling the gaps: completing the Lactifluus phylogeny by assessment of its biodiversity in Latin America and forming a bridge between taxonomists and environmental ecologists.

Acronym
Filling the gaps
Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
diversity database taxonomy Russulaceae
 
Project description

This PhD will study the Neotropical Russulaceae diversity, through thorough sampling and taxonomical descriptions, together with the assembly of a well-documented database. This will fill the gaps in the current Russulaceae phylogenies and will form a link between traditional studies of above ground diversity and metagenomic studies of below ground diversity, which often lack the needed taxonomical knowledge.