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Diversification of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi

Ectomycorrhizal fungi ...


Relevant publications:

  1. Sánchez-García M, Matheny PB. (2017) Is the switch to an ectomycorrhizal state an evolutionary key innovation in mushroom-forming fungi? A case study in the Tricholomatineae (Agaricales). Evolution 71: 51-65
  2. Looney BP, Ryberg M, Hampe F, Sánchez-García M, Matheny PB. (2016) Into and out of the tropics: global diversification patterns in a hyperdiverse ectomycorrhizal fungal lineage. Molecular Ecology 25: 630-647
  3. Sánchez-García M, Henkel TW, Aime MC, Smith ME, Matheny PB. (2016) Guyanagarika, a new ectomycorrhizal genus of Agaricales from the Neotropics. Fungal Biology 120(12): 1540-1553 


Systematics of the suborder Tricholomatineae

The suborder Tricholomatineae contains three families: Entolomataceae, Lyophyllaceae and Tricholomataceae, as well as many other incertae sedis genera. I focused part of my doctoral dissertation on the study of the family Tricholomataceae, which in the past included 98 genera of white-spored mushrooms. After a molecular systematic evaluation, I reduced this family to 7 genera (Tricholoma, Porpoloma, Leucopaxillus, Dennisiomyces, Albomagister, Corneriella, and Pseudotricholoma).

Another part of my doctoral dissertation focused on the description of a new ectomycorrhizal genus from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana. This new genus called Guyanagarika contains three cryptic species and is part of the Catathelasma clade, which was formally recognized as an expanded family Biannulariaceae that includes the genera Callistosporium, Catathelasma, Guyanagarika, Macrocybe, Pleurocollybia and Pseudolaccaria.

I am in the process of describing new species of Tricholomataceae from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Stay tuned to know more about those new taxa.

Relevant publications:

  1. Sánchez-García M, Matheny, B, Palfner G, Lodge DJ. (2014) Deconstructing the Tricholomataceae and introduction of the new genera Albomagister, Corneriella, Pogonoloma and Pseudotricholoma. Taxon 63(5): 993-1007
  2. Sánchez-García M, Henkel TW, Aime MC, Smith ME, Matheny PB. (2016) Guyanagarika, a new ectomycorrhizal genus of Agaricales from the Neotropics. Fungal Biology 120(12): 1540-1553 
  3. Raj KN Anil, Latha KP Deepna, Sánchez-García M, Manimohan P. (2015) A new species of the genus Corneriella from India supported by morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 213(2): 102-112

Systematics of the genus Melanoleuca

The genus Melanoleuca....

Relevant publications:

  1. Sánchez-García M, Cifuentes-Blanco J, Matheny PB. (2013) Taxonomic revision of the genus Melanoleuca in Mexico and description of new species. (Original title: Revisión taxonómica del género Melanoleuca en México y descripción de especies nuevas). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 84 (suplemento micologia): S111-S127




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