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About "The Myxomycetes Collections at the Botanische Staatssammlung München"



The Collections

Herbarium specimen labelThere are three Myxomycetes Collections at the Botanische Staatssammlung München (M): The main collection comprises about 3,000 herbarium specimens mainly from Europe with the oldest specimen collected in May 1823 (Craterium minutum from Bavaria, Germany, see label on the right). Almost all material was revised by the late Hermann Neubert (Bühl). Two further collections with dry slime moulds in small boxes are stored separately. The Collection of Martin Schnittler (Greifswald) comprises more than 10,000 specimens (mainly extra-European material from South America and Asia) and the Collection of Hermann Neubert includes more than 7,500 specimens. Two microscope slide collections are available: The slide collection of Hermann Neubert with c. 2,000 slides and the slide collection of Holgar Müller with c. 600 slides. Therewith, the Myxomycetes Collections at the Botanische Staatssammlung München are among the largest and the most specious in Europe. They cover around 550 taxa, that means more than 60 % of the world's known species of slime moulds.

The Data Project and Service

Collection sites of the cyxomycete collections at M The data project "The Myxomycetes Collections at M" was established by Dr. Dagmar Triebel and Prof. Dr. Martin Schnittler with scientific assistance by Dr. Yuri Novozhilov (St. Petersburg) and technical assistance by Diane Falkenberg, Ingrid Sebek and Christine Stadtkus (all München). Support was provided by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within the frame of the umbrella project "Establishing the German GBIF Node for Mycology" and by GBIF International as part of a DIGIT Seed Money Project. The specimen information of the main collection was digitized both as images and as a structured database. "The Myxomycetes Collections at M" uses Diversity Workbench components developed within the framework of the GLOPP project and the GBIF-D Fungi & Lichens project. The ColdFusion webinterface was programmed by Wiltrud Spiesberger and Jan Ingenhaag, Botanische Staatssammlung München. The nomenclature follows The Generic Point Mapper (Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility) and Google Maps are used as web services to create dynamic maps.

Currently the data project "The Myxomycetes Collections at M" is maintained and expanded by staff members of the Botanische Staatssammlung München and the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald as part of the German GBIF Node for Fungi & Lichens. Notices of errors of any kind are much appreciated by the editorial staff at the Botanische Staatssammlung München. Technical support is provided by the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, IT Center.

The Database "The Myxomycetes Collections at M" and – if not stated otherwise – its supporting files have been copyrighted © 2004–2021 by the SNSB – Botanische Staatssammlung München, Department of Mycology, and the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

Permission is given for free use of data in the search result for non-commercial purposes; any commercial use must be granted by prior written agreement.

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to GBIF Portal, Dataset BSMmyxcoll Main, BSMmyxcoll Neubert, BSMmyxcoll Schnittler
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