Delastria, A NEW GENUS OF HYPOGEOUS FUNGI RECORD FOR THE TURKISH MYCOBIOTA


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Akata I., ŞEN İ., Sahin E., ÇOL B., Keskin E.

Trakya University Journal of Natural Sciences, vol.24, no.2, pp.85-90, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

In the present study, fungal samples collected from Enez and Süloğlu districts of Edirne Province, in Türkiye with the help of truffle-detecting dogs were analyzed. The macroscopic features and environmental details of the collection sites were documented in their natural habitats. The samples were investigated with light- and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and were also used in ITS rDNA-based molecular phylogenetic analysis, which revealed that they belong to Delastria rosea Tul. & C. Tul. The identification was further supported by morphological data. This is the first record of D. rosea in Türkiye at the genus and species level. A brief description of the newly reported species is provided. Macro- and microphotographs of the spores taken by both ligth and electron microscop (SEM). With this study, the number of genera and species of Turkish truffles and truffle-like fungi has increased to 36 and 105, respectively.