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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BRYONET: [BRYONET] Request for Calyptrochaeta (=Eriopus)

BRYONET

Dear all,

I am a PhD student at Duke University under Professor Shaw's supervision.
My thesis project focuses on the genus *Calyptrochaeta* Desv., formerly
known as *Eriopus* (Brid.) Brid. (nom. illeg.)
I am preparing a monograph on this genus and I need recent (if possible up
to 10 years old) *Calyptrochaeta* collections that I could sample for
DNA (I have a fair number of herbarium loans but most specimens are
rather old).
Please, let me know if you would be willing to provide duplicates and/or
lend or exchange specimens. We'll be paying for shipment.
Contact me at calyptrochaeta@gmail.com <pokorny@duke.edu>.

I look forward to hearing from you (and returning the favour some time).
Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.

Best wishes,

Lisa Pokorny
http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Biology/grad/pokorny

P.S. Please, abstain from sending materials of *C. apiculata* and *C.
asplenioides*. I have plenty, thank you.

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Please forgive the loss of non-English characters below. We will be
using better software soon. Janice

Queridos todos,

Soy una estudiante de doctorado en la universidad de Duke bajo la tutela del
profesor Shaw. Mi tesis se centra en el genero *Calyptrochaeta* Desv.,
anteriormente llamado *Eriopus* (Brid.) Brid (nom. illeg.)
Estoy preparando una monografia de este genero y necesito materiales
recientes (no m=E1s de 10 a=F1os de antig=FCedad si es posible) de *Calyptr=
ochaeta
* que puedan ser muestreadas para DNA (tengo una cantidad m=E1s que
razonable
de pliegos de herbario en pr=E9stamo pero la mayoria de los especimenes son
demasiado viejos).
Por favor, h=E1gannos saber si estan dispuestos a proveernos duplicados y/o=
a
prestarnos o a intercambiar materiales. Correremos con los gastos de env=ED=
o.
Pueden ponerse en contacto conmigo en
calyptrochaeta@gmail.com<pokorny@duke.edu>.


Espero noticias suyas (quiz=E1s pueda devolver el favor en un futuro cercan=
o).
Les agradezco la ayuda que puedan proporcionarme.

Mis mejores deseos,
Lisa Pokorny
http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Biology/grad/pokorny

P.D. Por favor, abst=E9nganse de enviar *C. apiculata* y *C. asplenioides*.
Tengo m=E1s que suficiente, gracias.

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