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PROJECT PROTOCOLS

As a participant in this project, we ask that you follow the protocols outlined below.
They will become second nature after you perform them a few (dozen?) times.
Contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for improvements.

LEVEL 1 - DOCUMENT

 Record fungi in the field and post observations on public, databased platforms.

Collect & Document

Learn how to properly document and dry your specimens.

Upload Observations

Upload your photographs and data to online databases.

Resources

Check out these resources to improve your documentation skills and add scientific value.

LEVEL 2 - SEQUENCE & ANALYZE DNA

Submit dried tissue for DNA sequencing & analyze results.

2A. Collect Tissue for Sequencing

Learn these simple techniques to send tissue to our facility.

2B. Tissue Submission Protocol

Learn the options we offer to have your mushrooms genetically sequenced. 

2C. Analyze your DNA Sequences

Learn how to analyze the data you will get back and what you can do with it.

LEVEL 3 - SAVE VOUCHERS

Preserve well-documented dried specimens.

3. Send Vouchers to a Fungarium

Learn how to prepare your voucher specimens for submission to your partner herbarium or fungarium.

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About North American Mycoflora Project

NAMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization expanding the continent-wide community of volunteer citizen scientists and professional mycologists who are documenting the distribution and biodiversity of North American mushrooms and fungi.

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