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Research Project: World Fungi Database Support and Space Reimbursement

Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-22000-308-13-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
To provide facilities, resources and services to APHIS personnel including data on plant associated fungi and web-based identification resources to enhance their ability to prevent the entry of plant-quarantine significant fungi into the U.S.

Approach:
ARS will provide access to curated collections in the U.S. National Fungus Collections for use as reference specimens for identifying fungal specimens intercepted at ports-of-entry and collected from domestic sources, and international surveys. In addition, ARS, will increase the number of records available in the database of fungi on plants around the world and provide accurate scientific names of plant-quarantine significant fungi.