Peru 2016June 3, 2016: An international team of scientists led by Dr. Carlos Lado from the Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC (Madrid, Spain), that included Dr. Arturo Estrada-Torres (Autonomous University of Tlaxcala, Mexico), Dr. Asunción Cano (Natural History Museum of Lima, Peru), Diana Wrigley de Basanta (U.K.) and Italo Treviño (Instituto científico Michael Owen Dillon, Peru) completed a sampling trip to Peru in April. An important number of samples from the dry interandean valleys and “altiplano” of the Peruvian Andes have been collected during the three weeks of field work. The study of these samples will help us to better understand myxomycete diversity in these previously unexplored Neotropical arid zones.


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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