CMS Meeting Thursday, May 14, 2015: A truffle of dubious origins: the enigmatic Sedecula pulvinata

Matt Trappe

Matt Trappe

Sedecula pulvinata is a rare truffle that occurs in dry pine forests.  It has somehow managed to escape the attention of molecular biologists – as well as most everyone else… the latest research is from 1947.

We don’t know what family it’s in (or even what order!), nor its role in the ecosystem.  Dr. Trappe led a crack team to undo these injustices, and he will share their breathtaking results.

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. There will also be a mushroom show and tell identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community. The talk is free and open to the public.

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