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Systematics of Inonotus s.l. (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota) in Brazil

Project summary:

This project is a systematic study of Inonotus s.l. taxa from Brazil, mainly from the Atlantic Forest, aiming to solve taxonomic complexes, improve the morphological delimitation of some taxa and find distribution and hosts patterns in the group. It will also provide new sequences, phylogenetic reconstructions and updated descriptions.

Cost: $


Felipe Bittencourt

Highest degree:

Master of Science, PhD student

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student



Federal University of Santa Catarina

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Bittencourt, F., Stürmer, S.L., Reck, M.A., Drechsler-Santos, E.R. (2018) Phylloporia minuta sp. nov. (Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales): a remarkable species discovered in a small protected urban area of Atlantic Forest. Phytotaxa 348(3): 199-210. []

Bittencourt, F., Gasper, A.L. (2016) First record of Pogoniopsis Rchb. (Orchidaceae: Triphorinae) in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. Check List 12(6): 1-5. []

Gasper, A.L., Vibrans, A.C., Funez, L.A., Rigon-Jr., M.J., Bittencourt, F., Vieira, C. (2014) Dr. Roberto Miguel Klein Herbarium (FURB), Blumenau, Southern Brazil. Phytokeys 42: 21-23. []

Referee 1:

Elisandro Ricardo Drechsler dos Santos

Referee 2:

André Luís de Gasper

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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