Fungi play a crucial role in the environment as decomposers, soil builders, food for animals and plant symbionts. Yet very little is known about Australian native fungi. Only 5% percent of the estimated 250,000 species have even been described.
The Wild Fungi Project aims to make DNA technology accessible to citizen-scientists so that we can fill the gap in our knowledge about native fungi. We aim to:
The data gathered through these methods will be used to
COVID-19 has severely impacted our ability to raise money to cover ongoing expenses. It has also affected our partner organisation the BioQuisitive laboratory who have generously offered us free use of their equipment and facilities. We are asking for donations to contribute towards:
A recurring donation of just $10 per month will help to cover our ongoing costs. To make recurring donations go here: https://hub.benojo.com/cause/5ebcfc89dfee8a0035cc54d1/donation
For more info about the project see: http://myco.org.au/wild-dna-project/
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Sounds like a great project!