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Naseer, Arooj [1], Khalid, Adul Nasir Khalid [2].

Phylogenetic characterization of Amanita: an ectomycorrhizal genus from dry and moist temperate forests of Pakistan.

The family Amanitaceae is a fascinating group that includes most toxic mushrooms, world's best known and most beautiful fungi in world. The genus Amanita is an important ectomycorrhizal genus, further divided into two subgenera and seven sections. It has been found involved in association with trees of Betulaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Pinaceae, and Salicaceae. During different field expeditions to forests of Pakistan ranging from dry temperate to moist temperate forests of Pakistan, different species of Amanita have been collected. Morpho-anatomical characterization and phylogenetic analyses based on ITA and LSU nrDNA showed different species falling in different groups. Four species falls in Subgenus Lepidella, three  in sect. Validae and one species falls in sect. Phalloideae. The remaining three species belong to Subgenus Amanita. One is in sect. Amanita and two in sect. Vaginatae. This study contributes toward largely under-explored ectomycorrhizal habitat of genus.

1 - University Of The Punjab, Center For Undergraduate Studies, New Campus, Lahore, Punjab, 54590, Pakistan
2 - University of the Punjab, Lahore, Department of Botany, New CAMPUS, Lahore, 545900

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Presentation Type: Poster
Number: PMY002
Abstract ID:296
Candidate for Awards:None

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