As a member of the Department of Biology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Şenkardeşler’s project proposal entitled as “Morpho-anatomic, chemosystematic and multigene phylogenetic revision of the genus Heterodermia sensu lato (Physciaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in Turkey” has been awarded by TUBITAK within the scope of the 1001 research projects.
Antibiotic activities of the genus Heterodermia and its allied genera were studied in recent years worldwide. On the other hand, species records of these medicinal important genera from Turkey until 2009 are suspicious, and only one species were given in all publication because of lack of proper identification key. For this reason, the crew has decided to revise these genera based on morphology, anatomy, chemotaxonomy and molecular methods (ITS, mtLSU and GPD gene regions) in Turkey.