molecular laboratory services are provided by the Hoosier Mushroom Society (HMS), a non-profit 501c3 organization. HMS is currently working towards a comprehensive biodiversity survey of all macrofungi that are found in the state of Indiana. Proceeds generated by the lab fund free sequencing opportunities
to advance the knowledge of fungi across North America, particularly progress towards understanding the biodiversity of fungi of the central Midwest, and to fund technological infrastructure that can help to expedite DNA-based mycofloristic projects.
Our lab has extensive experience with a variety molecular methods that are a prerequisite to obtaining DNA sequences of fungi. This includes DNA extraction, DNA amplification, and sequencing preparation. We have a particular focus on methods to obtain successful Sanger sequencing of macrofungi and next-generation sequencing/metabarcoding of soil fungi. We currently accept new projects from researchers, academics, citizen scientists, non-profit organizations, and commercial clients for molecular services.
Contact us to discuss your project.