Taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of the poroid Hymenochaetaceae (2009) and the Ganodermataceae (2010) in Cuba
The monographic study of the poroid Hymenochaetaceae and the Ganodermataceae (Basidiomycotina) in Cuba is the objective of Ms. Cabarroi Hernández’ PhD thesis. Research involves traditional comparative morphology and molecular systematics with interpretation of ecological and spatial data.
The poroid Hymenochaetaceae and the Ganodermataceae have been partially studied in Cuba during the seventies, but since then, the classification of the group changed due to novel insights obtained via molecular systematics. This necessitates an in depth revision of the species concepts that apply to the Cuban material. Next to taxonomic revision of Cuban material, the project also aims to determine the phylogenetic relationships with taxa occurring in other parts of the Caribbean and North and South America, and the level of endemism in Cuba and the Caribbean.