Caracterización morfológica del género Auricularia en zonas boscosas del área oeste de Puerto Rico

dc.contributor.advisor Maldonado Ramírez, Sandra L. González Colón, Paola N. College of Arts and Sciences - Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.committee Cafaro, Matias
dc.contributor.committee Santos, Carlos
dc.contributor.department Department of Biology en_US
dc.contributor.representative Rivera, Lydia 2019-03-29T14:13:58Z 2019-03-29T14:13:58Z 2018-12-05
dc.description.abstract Auricularia is a taxonomically complex genus, which requires the use of traditional techniques such as tissue evaluation and staining for its characterization. These traditional techniques have not been re-evaluated in more than 60 years. The similarity of species and the complexity to find stable characters to identify specimens lead us to analyze and study new morphological features. This taxonomic complexity may lead to misidentification of specimens, due to the lack of a standard methodology and more inclusive taxonomic tools to identify species. In order to contribute to the taxonomy of Auriculariales, specimens of Auricularia were collected in forested areas in Sabana Grande, San Sebastián, Rincón, Aguada and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Slides from longitudinal cuts were prepared and stained, and specimens were identified using available taxonomic keys. After the morphometric analysis of 197 specimens, these were grouped into 11 morphotypes that could represent new species or variations within the genus. In addition, Auricularia americana and the genus Exidia are reported for the first time in Puerto Rico, bringing the number of Auricularia species reported for Puerto Rico to eight. We propose a new character for the identification of species in the genus Auricularia, helping to distinguish A. peltata, A. mesenterica and A. americana. en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2018 en_US
dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2018 Paola N. González Colón en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Auricularia en_US
dc.subject Taxonomía en_US
dc.subject Puerto Rico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Auricularia--Classification en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Auricularia -- Identification en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Auricularia -- Puerto Rico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exidia -- Puerto Rico en_US
dc.title Caracterización morfológica del género Auricularia en zonas boscosas del área oeste de Puerto Rico en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication Biology en_US M.S. en_US
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