A taxonomic and phylogenetic study of some Lecidella species from Pakistan
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Copyright (c) 2020 Rizwana Zulfiqar, Kamran Habib, Memoona Khan, Abdul Nasir Khalid
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In this study, a number of species of the genus Lecidella were collected from different areas of Pakistan and characterized using morpho-anatomical and molecular techniques. The present work revealed that collected specimens belong to four species of Lecidella. Among which L. tumidula is a new record for Pakistan while L. carpathica, L. patavina and L. stigmatea are being reported here from new localities, from Pakistan, representing their wider distribution. Complete morpho-anatomical descriptions, ecology and distribution, along with ITS-based molecular analysis is provided.