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Mycological Section

Berch, Shannon M. [1], Bonito, Gregory [2].

Truffle diversity (Tuber) in British Columbia.

To provide a better baseline for the developing truffle industry in British Columbia, we compiled existing Tuber species sequences from published and unpublished studies and generated new ITS sequences for Tuber species truffles collected in the province. In this way, we have demonstrated that there are 13 species of Tuber in the province, 6 introduced and 7 native including 2 putative undescribed species. Of the native species, the Tuber anniae species complex is widely distributed in the province while Tuber beyerlei appears to be much more restricted. Four of the introduced species have commercial value (Tuber melanosporum, T. aestivum, T. brumale, and T. borchii) as do two of the native species (Tuber gibbosum and T. oregonense). Focused sampling on likely tree hosts, especially hardwoods, and in currently unexplored parts of the province seems likely to further expand our knowledge of the diversity and distribution of Tuber species in British Columbia.

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1 - British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Conservation Science Section, North Road Lab, 4300 North Road, Victoria, BC, V8Z 5J3, Canada
2 - Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, 1066 Bogue Street, Room A286, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA

Species distribution

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 22
Location: Salon 1/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 4:15 PM
Number: 22003
Abstract ID:447
Candidate for Awards:None

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