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Karen Nakasone

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.


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Basidiospores of Corticium murrillii stained with cotton blue. USDA Forest Service

Identifying Unusual or Poorly Known Decay Fungi

Year: 2015

Most wood inhabiting fungi are essential to sustain healthy forests and biodiversity, but a few cause serious diseases. Correctly identifying species and understanding their relatedness is a powerful predictive tool for evaluating beneficial and potential threats from forest fungi.

Microscopic characters of Epithele ceracea, a newly discovered wood-decay fungus from Belize and Venezuela. Karen Nakasone, USDA Forest Service

Scientist Finds New Species of Wood-inhabiting Fungi From Belize, Venezuela, and Réunion

Year: 2013

Most wood-inhabiting fungi are essential to sustain healthy forests and biodiversity but a few cause serious diseases. Forest Service mycologists are part of the scientific effort to identify new species. Understanding fungal taxonomy, which indicates the relationship of species, is a powerful predictive tool for evaluating beneficial and potential threats from forest fungi.

Last modified: Tuesday, January 16, 2018