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History of Thai Mycology and Resolution of Taxonomy for Thai Macrofungi Confused with Europe and American Names


Paper Type 
Review Article
Title 
History of Thai Mycology and Resolution of Taxonomy for Thai Macrofungi Confused with Europe and American Names
Author 
Nakarin Suwannarach, Jaturong Kumla, Surapong Khuna, Nopparat Wannathes, Naritsada Thongklang, Phongeun Sysouphanthong, Thatsanee Luangharn, Sarunyou Wongkanoun, Samantha Chandranath Karunarathna, Yuan-Shuai Liu, Thitiya Boonpratuang, Natthawut Wiriyathanawudhiwong, Rattaket Choeyklin, Kevin D. Hyde and Saisamorn Lumyong
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Jaturong_yai@hotmail.com
Abstract:

     Fungi are a diverse eukaryotic group that is distributed throughout the world. Many mycologists have identifi ed Thailand as a hot spot for the discovery of novel macrofungal taxa. Currently, a combination of morphological and molecular data is required for correct macrofungal identifi cation. Traditionally, Thai macrofungi have been studied and described based on morphological characteristics. Many species of fungi have been linked to native species that had previously been identifi ed in America and Europe. These have been included on checklists that have come to be regularly cited in many published scientifi c studies. However, some of these determinations are now in doubt and cannot be confi rmed due to a lack of comprehensive herbarium material, fully accurate descriptions, and molecular data. Since 2005, Thai macrofungi research has greatly expanded and the identifi cation process has signifi cantly improved by employing molecular approaches. Many new macrofungal taxa and records have been discovered and described based on existing morphological and molecular data. This paper will briefl y review the history of Thai mycology and the current status of Thai macrofungi research. Moreover, the identifi cation of ten genera, namely Agaricus, Amanita, Astraeus, Chlorophyllum, Clitopilus, Daldinia, Ganoderma, Phlebopus, Pluteus, and Volvariella, has been updated and a new accurate list will be established based on the collection, description, and molecular data obtained from Thai native specimens.

Start & End Page 
654 - 683
Received Date 
2022-05-02
Revised Date 
2022-05-09
Accepted Date 
2022-05-09
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Keyword 
fungal identification, macrofungi, misidentification, Thai mycology, tropical area
Volume 
Vol.49 No.3 (Special Issue II : May 2022)
DOI 
https://doi.org/10.12982/CMJS.2022.052
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