Observation 152320: Gymnopus fuscopurpureus (Pers.) Antonín, Halling & Noordel.
When: 2013-11-06

Notes: Original Herbarium Label: Gymnopus fuscopurpureus (Pers.) Antonín, Halling & Noordel.
Herbarium Specimen: UBC F26245

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Re: Just curious …
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-11-16 21:18:14 PST (-0800)

Q: When you do get something sequenced, do you put a record on GenBank?
A: Yes. There are close to 800 Oluna’s records on GenBank done in UBC, mostly of the genera Cortinarius and Inocybe. Oluna’s collections of Russula are now also being sequenced. UBC sequences are nice,long, all around 900 bp. Cortinarius results were used in
Harrower, E., Ammirati, J. F., Cappuccino, A. A., Ceska, O., Kranabetter, J. M., Kroeger, P., … & Berbee, M. L. (2011). Cortinarius species diversity in British Columbia and molecular phylogenetic comparison with European specimen sequences. Botany 89(11): 799-810.
Dimitar Bojantchev, J.F. Ammirati and Brandon Matheny also referred to Oluna’s collections from GenBank records:
http://bomi.ou.edu/ben/ben444.html or

Q: If so, do you link the observation on MO to the GenBank record?
A; Yes, we put the GenBank ## into the “Notes” field. Remember, however, that only about one third of the sequenced collections would have the corresponding MO observation. For an interesting link of the herbarium databases and our MO observations see our data in MyCoPortal (click on “Full Record Details”):
The UBC herbarium database has a field for the GenBank record, and (thanks to me) also a link to the corresponding MO observation, but those fields are among the fields that are not accessible by the outsiders. The UBC herbarium database is administered by zoologists and they do not care about what mycologists or botanists would need. For a long time, there was a field “Depth of Water” in the mycological database entry form.

Apologies for this avalanche.
P.S. Nov. 17: It is only something over 640 Oluna’s specimens that were DNA sequenced. Adolf

Just curious…,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-11-16 17:34:58 PST (-0800)

When you do get something sequenced, do you put a record on GenBank? If so, do you link the observation on MO to the GenBank record?

We would like to get sequenced quite a lot of our collections
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-11-16 13:09:30 PST (-0800)

University of British Columbia has sequenced several hundred of our collections, mainly Cortinarius & Inocybe, and now also Russula, but they seem not to be interested in the more recent collection of Cortinarius or Inocybe, not speaking about other our interesting stuff.
We have a great variety of colections, if you follow our MO postings
We are trying to have every our MO posting supported with herbarium material. On the other hand, only about every third collection has been posted as an MO observation. We have much more collections of a wide variety of taxa, but have no money or financial resources to have the sequencing done. We have and arrangement with the UBC herbarium that they will handle all the request for our material, providing that such a loan will be DNA sequenced.
Oluna & Adolf

Hi Adolf
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-11-16 09:07:34 PST (-0800)

Very nice photos. You should sequence this if you can. No records on GenBank and photos of same species from Europe. It would be interesting to see how much they vary…, Yours are prettier.


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