PolyPEET group at NAMA 2013

Last month, Alfredo Justo, Dimitris Floudas, Otto Miettinen and Beatriz Ortiz-Santana attended the 2013 Annual Foray of the North American Mycological Association in Harriet, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains. NAMA and other “amateur” mycological organizations are increasingly important in creating, spreading and maintaining knowledge about fungal diversity, particularly as support for mycology at academic institutions and museums dwindles. The NAMA meeting provided an opportunity for outreach from the PolyPEET project. Dimitris gave a talk, titled “Evolution of wood degradation mechanisms in mushroom forming fungi”, and the whole group led a workshop called “Polyporales taxonomy and evolution: recent progress and looking ahead”. By all accounts, it was a great time. Here is some photographic evidence:

Dimitris and Beatriz

Dimitris and Beatriz

Alfredo, Beatriz, Jean Lodge, and Dimitris

Alfredo, Beatriz, Jean Lodge, and Dimitris

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Gloeoporus dichrous

Gloeoporus dichrous

Trametes cubensis

Trametes cubensis

Phlebia

Phlebia

Pluteus romellii, an honorary "polypore"

Pluteus romellii, an honorary “polypore”

Antrodia juniperina

Antrodia juniperina

Fibroporia radiculosa

Fibroporia radiculosa

Merulius incarnatus

Merulius incarnatus

Polyporus radicatus

Polyporus radicatus

Tremella fuciformis?

Tremella fuciformis?

Maybe Bondarzewia mesenterica?

Ganoderma sp.

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