IdentificationsIdentification of fungi belonging to groups of interest to the collection will be accommodated as much as possible (See Collections).
Contact us to discuss your needs prior to sending material to ensure that the request can be accommodated and to estimate the amount of time required.
Identifications may be based on morphology but a sequence is often required especially for identification to species. There are additional costs to obtain a sequence.
Our ability to assist you is greater if we receive pure cultures in good sporulating condition. A microscopic mount showing the type of sporulating structures and /or illustrations are helpful and can speed up the identification process.
Please provide isolation data including substrate, location, name of isolator and preliminary identification (if any). A copy of your requisition showing details of work already done would also be useful.
Cultures contaminated with bacteria or other fungi are unacceptable and extra charges may be assessed for purification.
Cultures contaminated with mites are not accepted and will be destroyed immediately.