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Revista mexicana de micología

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GUZMAN, Gastón. Analysis of the studies on the macromycetes of Mexico. Rev. Mex. Mic [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.spe, pp.7-15. ISSN 0187-3180.

An update of the bibliographic review of the Mexican macromycetes studies made by the author in 1998 is presented. It was found that the mycobiotic studies on macromycetes were barely increased since then, and are still absent in many taxonomic groups. There are around 60 genera, three in ascomycetes and six in basidiomycetes, which have been more or less monographied. The genera Scleroderma and Psilocybe are still the only intensively monographied even at the world level, since 1970 and 1983, respectively. Furthermore these genera have now several additions or supplements in their knowledge in Mexico. The hypogeous fungi yet poorly known in Mexico, have at the present a special interest in the University of Nuevo Leon at Linares, Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Victoria and Instituto de Ecologia at Xalapa, under the coordination of the University of Oregon. A new research line in phylogeny based in the molecular biology is developing. It continues the absence of specialists and the fact that the tropical zones are poorly studied, in high contrast with their exuberant diversity and the alarming destruction of their habitats.

Palabras llave : mushrooms; inventories; problems.

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