October 14, 2021: The tropical Andes are likely the richest of the world’s tropical regions when referring to Myxomycetes. Despite being a biodiversity hotspot for these amoeboid protists, it has been widely underexplored so far. To tackle this situation, we have conducted studies on the myxobiota of highlands of the Peruvian Andes. Part of these studies, recently published in Phytotaxa, have revealed the occurrence of three unusual species of the order Trichiales, at altitudes as high as 5000 m. Two of them have been reported for the first time from the Southern Hemisphere, enlarging their known geographical distribution, and their ecological data. These results not only highlight the potential of tropical Andes as a suitable habitat for rare myxomycetes, but also emphasize the value of exploratory studies to get to know the real biodiversity in neglected regions.
October 14, 2021: The tropical Andes are likely the richest of the world's tropical regions when referring to Myxomycetes. Despite [...]
Better united than separated: the combination of morphological traits allows the identification of natural groups within Trichiales.
October 7, 2021: The article “Spore ultrastructural features and significance of their diverse ornamental elements in the evolutionary history of [...]
September 27, 2021: If you missed PHOTOMYXO, an amazing exhibition of Myxomycetes pictures by Carlos de Mier, recently exhibited in [...]
September 24, 2021: We are glad to announce the release of the second edition of “Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography [...]