Mushroom Microscopy & DNA Sequencing Lecture w Alan Rockefeller

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 Learn to identify unknown mushrooms and other kinds of fungi with Alan Rockefeller et al using microscopy techniques. Do you want to know what that unknown mushroom growing in your backyard is? 

ALAN ROCKEFELLER, COUNTER CULTURE LAB

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Alan is a mycologist stationed in Oakland, CA where he works out of Counter Culture Labs in support of the Citizen Science Project. His focus is  plant and mushroom identification ( especially hallucigenic mushrooms of Mexico), photography, PCR, sequencing, phylogenetic analysis and the phylogeny of basidiomycetes.

 

CITIZEN SCIENCE

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The Citizen Science Project connects with local people who are interested in Mycology, the study of fungi, gather to ask and answer questions, plan forays, and talk about all things fungi-related!

 

DARRYL PATTON, THE SOUTHERN HERBALIST

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Darryl  is a renowned herbalist with a large following in Alabama and will talk about MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS and how they can help us. He operates a HERBAL SCHOOL in Mentone, AL. https://thesouthernherbalist.com/ 

CHRISTIAN KILLEBREW-MARR, STETSON UNIVERSITY

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Christin will talk about MYCOREMEDIATION and how mushrooms can help remedy environmental damage, including nuclear and agricultural waste.

ANTHONY GOODMAN / AL MUSHROOM SOCIETY

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The president, Anthony Goodman aka Indigo Cochiseana, will give an introduction into Alabama mushrooms and the AL Mushroom Society.

JESSE AKZOBEK FERAL FORAGING

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Jesse has his own wild foraging and nature photography group in Huntsville, AL and is teaching us how to take perfect pictures of all wild things. He has many years of experience and his members love his forays.

TAYLOR PALMER SUNLIGHT APOTHECARY

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Tatlor will talk about how he makes his healing tinctures, especially damiana.

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LARS

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Lars will talk about the role of mycelium (more to come)....

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KINGDOM OF FUNGI

TREE OF LIFE

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This tree is based on multiple analyses of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences alone (Hibbett and Thorn 2001; Hibbett and Binder 2002) and analyses that combine protein-coding genes and rRNA genes (Matheny et al. 2007).


HYPHAE

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HYPHAE

A complicated, radially expanding network called the mycelium