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2018 Telluride Mushroom Festival has ended
Friday, August 17 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
From Lowly Saprobe to Mycorrhizal Masters: Amanitas (A Tale Told in the DNA)

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An overview of all aspects (biology, taxonomy, chemistry, physiology) of the beautiful Amanita mushrooms of North America. Everyone is familiar with the mushrooms but how much do we really know about what they are doing in the forest? How much do we know about their history and evolution? It turns out that a recent discovery--using modern molecular biology--led to an amazing discovery about their evolutionary past. Amanitas are mycorrhizal symbionts with forest trees but come from saprobic ancestors. The story is told in their DNA. Newbies and non mycologists will not be overwhelmed; advanced mycologists will not be bored, this discussion is for everyone with lots of beautiful images.

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Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

Attendees (45)