OMS Scholarship Winners publish new papers

Recent issues of Mycologia1 feature brand-new publications by past OMS Scholarship winners.

Korena Mifune is the lead author of a paper2 published online in Mycologia on June 1. The paper details findings about mychorrizal fungi in “canopy soils” — thick mats of organic matter on tree branches. Korena was a 2016 OMS Scholarship Winner. She presented her preliminary research at at the OMS February, 2018 General Meeting. She is now a Ph.D. and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington.

Michael Bradshaw is the lead author of a Mycologia paper3 published online on May 9. The paper is part of a continuing series about the phylogeny and taxonomy of powdery mildews. Michael was a 2019 OMS Scholarship winner. He presented “Powdery Mildews of the Pacific Northwest: Common, Yet Understudied” at the OMS February 2020 General Meeting. He is now a Ph.D. and a Harvard University Herbarium Research Fellow.

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1. Mycologia is the official journal of the Mycological Society of America (MSA). MSA is the professional organization of U.S. and Canadian mycologists. OMS is an MSA Associate Member.

2. Korena K. Mafune, Daniel J. Vogt, Kristiina A. Vogt, EC Cline, Bruce J. Godfrey, Rebecca A. Bunn & Alec J. S. Meade (2023): Old-growth Acer macrophyllum trees host a unique suite of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and other root-associated fungal taxa in their canopy soil environment, Mycologia, DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2023.2206930.

3. Michael Bradshaw, Uwe Braun, Luis Quijada, Allen J. Coombes, Carlos Contreras-Paredes & Donald H. Pfister (2023) Phylogeny and taxonomy of the genera of Erysiphaceae, part 3: Cystotheca, Mycologia, 115:3, 427-436, DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2023.2194172