April 10th, 2013 to April 11th, 2013
The two important and successful CBS Spring Symposia, One Fungus = One Name (2011) and One Fungus = Which Name (2012) had great impacts on the mycological community. The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre is now planning the 2013 Spring Symposium, One Fungus = Which Gene(s), which will occur on 10-11 April 2013. The main topic of the symposium will be to extend the concept of DNA barcoding to define how best to classify and identify fungi. Although a general consensus on the ITS barcode region has now been reached, it is important to clarify what additional gene(s) need to be targeted for specific fungal groups. Furthermore, best practices for obtaining and designating ex-type or ex-epitype isolates for whole genome analysis need to be addressed. The impact of fungal genome projects on fungal taxonomy and their utility for discovering new barcoding genes will be a focus, and the possible application of phylogenomic information to inform functional genomic annotation will also be discussed. Contributed papers are welcome, and they will be selected for either oral or poster presentations.