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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: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: A preliminary assessment of the true morels (Morchella) in Newfoundland and Labrador

item O`donnell, Kerry

Submitted to: Omphalina
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/26/2014
Publication Date: 2/28/2014
Citation: O'Donnell, K. 2014. A preliminary assessment of the true morels (Morchella) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Omphalina. V(2):3-6.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A preliminary assessment of true morels (Morchella) from Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) was obtained by using DNA sequence data from portions of three genes to identify 20 collections from Newfoundland and one from a remote location in Labrador. To place this work in a broader context, data on 25 collections from six other Canadian provinces and the Yukon Territory has been included for comparison. Novel findings include the discovery that 15 of the 20 collections from NL represent a new species of Morchella designated Mel-36, which is currently only known from NL and New Brunswick, the first two reports of Morchella sp. [Mel-19] from North America, and the first three reports of M. importuna [Mel-10] from Canada.

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