An expedition of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) conducted a study of biodiversity in several regions of Russia: the Kola Peninsula, Taimyr and Transbaikalia. During the expedition, a new type of slime mold was discovered, previously unknown to science. Scientists need to find a name for this.

The main researcher, Evgeniy Zibzeev, head of the laboratory of ecology and geobotany of the Central Siberian Botanical Garden SB RAS, noted that this myxomycete was discovered on rotting wood and is a unique object that differs from known species both in morphology and genetics.

In addition, the expedition made interesting discoveries on the composition of mushrooms in various regions, such as the Murmansk region and the Trans-Baikal Territory. Many new species of mushrooms were discovered here, including those that were not previously found in these parts of Russia. This study became part of scientific research aimed at determining the impact of Norilsk Nickel’s activities on biodiversity and creating a management system for its protection and monitoring.

Source: Ferra

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