Microfungus Collection and Herbarium
UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity
To be a premier Canadian repository of fungus isolates of value for research and industrial applications, especially isolates described in scientific publications.
To serve the global scientific community by providing access to fungi in the form of cultures distributed to the researcher, or by access to expertise and information associated with the collections.
To collect, catalogue and preserve fungi using techniques that ensure their long-term care.
To conserve fungal biodiversity on a regional and national basis and to participate in surveys analyzing regional fungal communities.
To conduct systematic research and to cooperate in collaborative research programs.
To archive and disseminate historical, systematic, molecular, physiological, ecological data to foster research.
To foster knowledge of fungi through academic and professional training.
Fungal filaments inside an orchid root.
A mycorrhizal fungus isolated from an orchid root.