Clark G. Olds M.S. Thesis Defense

Published: Aug. 27, 2021

Clark G. Olds photo CU Denver Dept. of Integrative Biology
Graduate Student Thesis Defense

Clark G. Olds
Integrative Biology M.S. Candidate, Dr. Andrew Wilson, Advisor

WHEN: Sept. 1 2021, at Noon

WHERE: Seminar will be presented via Zoom

 Zoom Meeting:  You can email Jacki Craig for the Zoom Link Information preferably before 11:45 on the day of the defense. 

Applying a Modified Metabarcoding Approach for the Sequencing of Macrofungal Specimens

Description: Fungaria are necessary for the study of fungal taxonomy because of the cryptic nature of fungi and the need to examine specimens through morphological and genetic variation. The potential of fungaria remains largely untapped and the expense of exploring this potential using DNA sequence data can be prohibitive. This study applies a modified DNA metabarcoding approach for fungi using Illumina MiSeq to produce a labor- and cost-effective solution for sequencing macrofungal collections Results show these methods hold promise for generating OTU sequence data to study taxonomic diversity across large numbers of fungarium collections.

Everyone is welcome to join the seminar, please see the Zoom link information above.