Research Articles

Recent Work

  • Ullah, S., Vizzini, A., Fiaz, M., Ur Rehman, H., Sher, H., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Strobilomyces longistipitatus (Boletaceae) newly recorded from Hindukush and Himalayan moist temperate forests of Pakistan. Nova Hedwigia, 108(1-2), 243-254. [IF=1.058]
  • Naseer, A., Sarwar, S., Khalid, A. N., Healy, R., & Smith, M. E. (2019). Hortiboletus kohistanensis (Boletaceae), a new bolete species from temperate and subalpine oak forests of Pakistan. Phytotaxa, 388(3), 239-246. [IF=1.168]
  • Caboň, M., Li, G. J., Saba, M., Kolařík, M., Jančovičová, S., Khalid, A. N., ... and Adamčík, S. (2019). Phylogenetic study documents different speciation mechanisms within the Russula globispora lineage in boreal and arctic environments of the Northern Hemisphere. IMA Fungus, 1(1), 5. [IF=4.333]
  • Naseer, A., Khalid, A. N., Healy, R., & Smith, M. E. (2019). Two new species of Hygrophorus from temperate Himalayan Oak forests of Pakistan. MycoKeys, 56, 33. [IF=2.435 ]
  • Khan, M. B., Ishaq, M., Kiran, M., Fiaz, M., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Stropharia atroferruginea (Agaricales, Strophariaceae), a new species from Battagram district, Pakistan. Phytotaxa, 409(2), 83-92. [IF=1.168]
  • Izhar, A., Bashir, H., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). A new species of Conocybe (Bolbitaceae) from Punjab, Pakistan. Phytotaxa, 402(5), 251-258. [IF=1.168 ]
  • Saba, M., Haelewaters, D., Iturriaga, T., Ashraf, T., Khalid, A. N., & Pfister, D. H. (2019). Geopora ahmadii sp. nov. from Pakistan. Mycotaxon, 134(2), 377-389. [IF=0.531 ]
  • Saba, M., Haelewaters, D., Fiaz, M., Khalid, A. N., & Pfister, D. H. (2019). Amanita mansehraensis, a new species in section Vaginatae from Pakistan. Phytotaxa, 409(4), 189-201. [IF=1.168]
  • Jabeen, S., Kiran, M., Khan, J., Ahmad, I., Ahmad, H., Sher, H., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Amanita ahmadii, a new species of Amanita subgenus Amanitina section Validae from Pakistan. MycoKeys, 56, 81. [IF=2.435 ]
  • Naseer, A., Ghani, S., Niazi, A. R., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Inocybe caroticolor from oak forests of Pakistan. Mycotaxon, 134(2), 241-251. [IF=0.531 ]
  • Ishaq, A., Aime, M. C., Ayala, E. K., Ullah, S., Afshan, N. S., Fahad, M., ... & Khalid, A. N. (2019). First report of Asian pistachio rust (Pileolaria pistaciae) in Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. [IF=0.818]
  • Sadiq ULLAH, Andrew William WILSON, Rodham Elliott TULLOSS, Muhammad FIA, Gregory Michael MUELLER and Abdul Nasir KHALID. 2019. Amanita cinis and A. olivovaginata (Basidiomycota, Amanitaceae), two new species, and the first record of A. emodotrygon, from Northwestern Pakistan. Turkish Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.3906/bot-1903-21. [IF=1.087]
  • Ullah, S., Abbasi, M., Khalid, A. N., Ishaq, A., Fiaz, M., & Aime, M. C. (2019). Allodus prostii comb. nov., causal agent of tulip rust. Nova Hedwigia, 108(3-4), 3-4. 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2019/0534 [IF=0.691 ]
  • Hanif, M., Khalid, A. N., & Exeter, R. L. (2019). Ramaria flavescentoides sp. nov. with clamped basidia from Pakistan. Mycotaxon, 134(2), 399-406. [IF=0.531]
  • Batool, F., Sarwar, S., Jabeen, K., Shafiq, T., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Assessment of antifungal activity of some boletes mushrooms found in Himalayan range of Pakistan against some fungi. Pure and Applied Biology. 8(4), 2257-2261.
  • Riaz, M., Afshan, N. U. S., Ishaq, A., Niazi, A. R., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). First Report of Powdery Mildew Caused by Leveillula lappae on Tricholepis stewartei in Pakistan. Plant Disease [IF=3.583]
  • Ahmad, I., Khurshid, R., Ziaullah, Bibi, A., Azhar, N., Islam, M., Ashraf, S., Hussain, S. Faiz, A.H., Khalid, A.N & Manshad, K. (2019). First report of Russula brunneopurpurea from State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan using internal transcribed spacer technique. Sylwan. 163(9), 113-133. [IF=0.691 ]
  • Habib, K., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). New records of lichens from the State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan corroborated by ITS sequences. Nova Hedwigia, 109(1-2), 1-2. [IF=1.058]
  • Ishaq, M., Khan, M. B., Ullah, S., Fiaz, M., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Infundibulicybe kotanensis sp. nov.(Tricholomataceae), a new species from Buner, Pakistan. Phytotaxa, 418(2), 195-202. [IF=1.168 ]
  • Adamčík, S., Looney, B., Caboň, M., Kahlid, A.N., Kiran, M., Jančovičová, S., Adamčíková, K., Avis, P. G., ... & Hampe, F (2019). The quest for a globally comprehensible Russula language. Fungal Diversity, 99(1), 369-449. [IF=15.596]
  • Ishaq, M., Fiaz, M., Naseer, A. & Khalid, AN. (2019). Amanita subjunquillea and its ectomycorrhizal association, reported as new for Pakistan, Mycotaxon 134(3) [IF=0.531 ]
  • Afshan, N.S., Mujahid, U., Ishaq, A., & Khalid, A. N. (2019) First report of leaf spot of Sarcococca saligna caused by Paraconiothyrium brasiliense in Pakistan. Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-1. [IF=0.818 ]
  • Crous, P. W., Wingfield, M. J., Lombard, Khalid, A. N. Kiran, M. Khan, J., ... & Alexandrova, A. V. (2019). Fungal Planet description sheets: 951–1041. Persoonia-Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. [IF=6.860]
  • Ziaullah, Jabeen, S., Faisal, M., Ahmad, H. & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Leucoagaricus brunneus sp. nov. from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Mycotaxon, 134(4): 601–611. [IF=0.531 ]
  • Song J., Liang F. l., Mehrabi-Koushki M., Khalid A. N., Razaq A., ..........Haelewaters D. (2019). Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE 5, Sydowia, 71:141-245 10.12905/0380.sydowia71-2019-0141 [IF=0.957]
  • Sarwar, S., Firdous, Q., & Khalid, A. N. (2019). Importance of Molecular and Phylogenetic Analyses for Identification of Basidiomycetes. In Recent Advances in Phylogenetics. IntechOpen. 44-58p
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A DNA database is a collection of information which makes sequence data available to the research community to enhance reproducibility and allow for new discoveries by comparing data sets. This database stores raw sequencing data from high-throughput sequencing platforms. This database will provide valuable information for molecular studies of biodiversity and facilitating long term records of samples. However, the needs of the research community are rapidly increasing and this requires high-quality genetic resources. However, there are no comprehensive lists of DNA banks and genetic resources repositories in Pakistan.

In this project, we are providing a newly available web feature developed and maintained by Fungal Biology and Systematic Research Laboratory that is helping to compile the first comprehensive DNA sequence database for Macrofungi in Pakistan for future reference data. Our new tool will provide information on diverse groups of Macrofungi and enables rapid searching of the sequences for local collections. A precise description of taxa, their photographs and DNA sequences of published specimens are available for public, however, the DNA sequences of unpublished taxa are not provided on open access and can be provided on demand.