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Preliminary survey of wood-associated fungi in southeast O'ahu of Hawai'i using DNA-based identification

Posted date: March 26, 2016
Publication Year: 
2015
Authors: Ashiglar, S. M.; Brooks, F.; Cannon, Phil G.; Klopfenstein, Ned B.
Publication Series: 
Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Source: In: Murray, Michael; Palacios, Patsy, comps. Proceedings of the 62nd annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference; September 8-12, 2014; Cedar City, Utah. p. 67-69.

Abstract

Hawai'i is a biological hotspot with a variety of climates and habitats. While fungal species diversity has been more extensively studied in Hawai'i than other Pacific Islands (e.g. see Gilbertson et al. 2002), there remain many species unreported in the literature. This project attempted to capture a small portion of Hawai'i's fungal diversity in southeast O'ahu by identifying fruit bodies using molecular techniques. The efficacy of using the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit (LSU) regions of the nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) to identify Hawai'ian fungi is discussed.

Citation

Ashiglar, S. M.; Brooks, F.; Cannon, Phil G.; Klopfenstein, N. B. 2015. Preliminary survey of wood-associated fungi in southeast O'ahu of Hawai'i using DNA-based identification. In: Murray, Michael; Palacios, Patsy, comps. Proceedings of the 62nd annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference; September 8-12, 2014; Cedar City, Utah. p. 67-69.