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Russula mariae

Sequencing Updates

At NEMF 2023 in Kerhonksen, NY, 237 specimens were sampled for DNA sequencing. If you attended that foray, you likely encountered John Plischke whisking mystery fungi over to his work station where he documented each find. With assistance by Gabriela D'Elia and Kim Plischke, and sequencing by Stephen Russell, we now have an exciting list of results that includes a number of rare and novel species! 

 

For the 237 specimens that were sampled, we got back 177 sequences.

Sequencing is a vital tool for indentifying many of these rare and novel species, since it's impossible to identify all of them while on the tables at the foray. We're appreciative of the dedicated teams working on sequencing both at the forays and beyond! 

Looking ahead to NEMF 2024 on Cape Cod, our goal is to voucher and sequence as many specimens as possible. 

The species listed below had no matches in the DNA database, so it's likely that many of them are novel. 

Species Name
Link to Observation
Arrhenia "sp-NY02"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184219885
Cortinarius "sp-NY11"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184221153
Inocybe "sp-NY18"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/180748284
Inocybe "sp-NY19"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184222992
Inocybe "moelleri-NY01"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183367935
Cortinarius "sp-NY12"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184223457
Ramaria "sp-NY02"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184237457
Cortinarius "sp-NY13"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184238282
Cortinarius "sp-NY13"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184239479
Inocybe "sp-NY20"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184240682
Amanita "sp-NY11"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184241428
Cortinarius "sp-NY14"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184241431
Lactarius "sp-NY04"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184242538
Inocybe "flocculosa-NY01"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184293007
Russula "sp-NY11"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184296060
Pholiota "sp-NY01"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184311369
Cortinarius "sp-NY15"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184311391
Cortinarius "sp-NY16"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184311400
Cortinarius "sp-NY17"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184239479
Geoglossum "sp-NY02"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184296056
Tricholoma "sp-NY03"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184313378
Botrytis "cinerea-NY01"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184325693
Clavariadelphus "pallidoincarnatus-NY01"
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184328795
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