DSC_0007June 13, 2014:  The MYXOTROPIC research team has just returned from an expedition to Peru to collect and analyze samples on the western face of the Tropical Andes, in the Cordillera Blanca. Finding Myxomycetes on the upper slopes of Mount Huascarán, the highest mountain of the Tropical Andes, with its peak of 6,768 meters, is yet another result of this research project, involving an International group of scientists and led by Carlos Lado of the Real Jardin Botanico, CSIC. The existence of Myxomycetes at 5,000 meters, where only a few adapted endemic plants grow in cryoturbed soils, is a totally new discovery. In addition to this part of the Andes, the team also sampled in the Peruvian coastal desert from Chiclayo to Tumbes near the border with Ecuador. The research took them over 3,700 kilometers. more: http://www.rjb.csic.es


The Myxomycetes at the ISOP Congress

July 8, 2019: The Myxomycetes, traditionally studied by mycologists, are amoebae, and are now in the interest focus of protistologists. The latest results from project MYXOTROPIC will be shared at the [...]

Sampling in the Peruvian Andes

June 18, 2018: Several members of the research group (Carlos Lado, Arturo Estrada, Iván García-Cunchillos and Italo Treviño) have sampled the Andes of Peru, especially the headwaters of the river Marañón, [...]

Another addition to the team

April 15, 2018: Our research group is growing with the arrival of a new member. We want to introduce you to Italo Treviño Zevallos who has just joined the Real Jardín Botánico [...]

We have discovered a new species

March 19, 2018: The description of a new species of Didymium (Physarales) from Peru, based on a combination of morphological and molecular data, enlarges the list of species of this genus [...]

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