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Species diversity and biogeography history of coprinoid fungi (Basidiomycota, Psathyrellaceae) from Brazil

Project summary:

Coprinoid fungi is morphotype of saprophytic mushrooms. Ca. 250 species are described in tree genera, but no integrative study with this group have been developed in Brazil. The aim of the study is perform an integrative study of coprinoid fungi specimens from Brazil using an integrative approach.

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Bárbara Letícia Botura Schünemann

Highest degree:

Master degree

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student



Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

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Referee 1:

Rosa Mara Borges da Silveira

Referee 2:

Mauro Carpes Westphalen

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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

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

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

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7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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