Underexplored regions of Pakistan yield five new species of Leucoagaricus.

Abstract:

:The large genus Leucoagaricus (Basidiomycota) is poorly studied in Pakistan, where the northern parts of the country are considered hot spots for biodiversity. Based on morphological and molecular data, five new species are described: Leucoagaricus badius, L. lahorensiformis, L. pakistaniensis, L. sultanii, and L. umbonatus. Descriptions and illustrations are given for the new taxa. A phylogeny based on morphology and four DNA regions, including the internal transcribed spacers (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 = ITS) and D1-D2 domains of the 28S gene of the nuc rDNA, the gene for RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2), and the translation elongation factor 1-α gene (TEF1-α), shows that the new taxa are clustered in a clade representing Leucoagaricus section Rubrotincti subgenus Sericeomyces.

journal_name

Mycologia

journal_title

Mycologia

authors

Hussain S,Jabeen S,Khalid AN,Ahmad H,Afshan NU,Sher H,Pfister DH

doi

10.1080/00275514.2018.1439651

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2018-03-01 00:00:00

pages

387-400

issue

2

eissn

0027-5514

issn

1557-2536

journal_volume

110

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