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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit

Title: Mel-36 – preliminary description of a new morel species

Authors
item Voitk, Andrus -
item Burzynski, Michael -
item O`donnell, Kerry
item Voitk, Maria -
item Marceau, Anne -

Submitted to: Omphalina
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 26, 2014
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
Citation: Voitk, A., Burzynski, M., O'Donnell, K., Voitk, M., Marceau, A. 2014. Mel-36 – preliminary description of a new morel species. Omphalina. V(2):7-10.

Technical Abstract: A pilot survey of true morels (Morchella) of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), employing phylogenetic analyses of multilocus DNA sequence data, resulted in the discovery of a novel species that is currently only known from NL and New Brunswick. This unnamed species was informally designated Morchella sp. nov. [Mel-36] to distinguish it from the macro- and microscopically similar Eastern North American species, M angusticeps [Mel-15] and M. septentrionalis [Mel-24]. Collections of Mel-36 form genealogically exclusive lineage within the Elata subclade that appears to be a sister to the Mel-19 and Mel-20 clade. This novel species together with Mel-19 will be formally described in a separate report using genotypic and phenotypic data collected in the present study.

Last Modified: 8/29/2014
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