Ecology, biogeography and taxonomy of the genus Lactarius in Croatia

Miličević, Tena (2009) Ecology, biogeography and taxonomy of the genus Lactarius in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

In this seminar I present structure, lifecycle, biogeography, taxonomy, ecology, and ecological role of the mushrooms of the genus Lactarius in Croatia. Attributes of fruiting bodies important for their determination are described. An overview of the most common Lactarius species is given, accompanied by the photographs of the abovementioned. Endangered species from the Red list of fungi in Croatia are, as well, singled out. Also, a review of the species used in nutrition is given. The genus Lactarius represents a common member of the class Agaricomycetes, phylum Basidiomycota. Its distinctive criterion (mark) being forming of the fruiting bodies with its unique, lactiferous hyphae, after which the entire genus acquired its common name milk-caps. There are 67 species of the genus recorded in Croatia, which represents about 60% of all known European species.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Viličić, Damir
Co-supervisor: Mešić, Armin
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 08:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 11:45
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2912

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