Tuesday September 03, 2013 Noon - 1pmLocation: MS Museum of Natural Science
FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE
"Ecology and evolution of edible and Non-edible Fungi"
Dr. Jason Hoeksema; Associate Professor of Biology, University of Mississippi
Mississippi harbors many species of prized edible mushrooms, many of which form mycorrhizae on the roots of preferred host plants. Understanding this symbiosis can help you to find wild edible mushrooms. Dr. Hoeksema will describe scientific studies exploring the species diversity, genetic diversity, coevolution, and ecological interactions of plants and their mycorrhizal fungi. He will also describe several common edible species of mycorrhizal fungi in Mississippi.