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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.

April 21 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting

Directions to the meeting are here.

Speaker:   Jason Stajich, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, UC Riverside

Program: "Evolution of fungi, studying fungal forms and their dance partners"


Jason Stajich

Jason Stajich, will present a talk on interactions between fungi and plants, animals, or other fungi with some insight into how we are tracking down a recently emerged disease of amphibians. He will discuss studies on how fungal forms have changed through evolution focusing on what is understood about the evolution of mushrooms and other fruiting body forms. He will provide general overview about the major relationships between species of fungi, what techniques using DNA sequencing technology have revealed, and some of the work that has been done to reveal how fungi are interacting with their symbiotic partners in mutualistic or parasite fashion.

More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.


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