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Fungi of French Guiana gathered in a taxonomic, environmental and molecular dataset

Abstract : In Amazonia, the knowledge about Fungi remains patchy and biased towards accessible sites. This is particularly the case in French Guiana where the existing collections have been confined to few coastal localities. Here, we aimed at filling the gaps of knowledge in indersampled areas of this region, particularly focusing on the Basidiomycota. From 2011, we comprehensively collected fruiting-bodies with a stratified and reproducible sampling scheme in 126 plots. Sites of sampling reflected the main forest habitats of French Guiana in terms of soil fertility and topography. The dataset of 5219 specimens gathers 245 genera belonging to 75 families, 642 specimens are barcoded. The dataset is not a checklist as only 27% of the specimens are identified at the species level but 96% are identified at the genus level. We found an extraordinary diversity distributed across forest habitats. The dataset is an unprecedented and original collection of Basidiomycota for the region, making specimens available for taxonomists and ecologists. The database is publicly available in the GBIF repository (
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Gaëlle Jaouen, Audrey Sagne, Bart Buyck, Cony Decock, Eliane Louisanna, et al.. Fungi of French Guiana gathered in a taxonomic, environmental and molecular dataset. Scientific Data , 2019, 6 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41597-019-0218-z⟩. ⟨hal-02346160⟩



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