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  • PL 7 (Unioninkatu 44)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 7 (Unioninkatu 44), 321

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

20002019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I work on classification and phylogeny of basidiomycetes (Basidiomycota, Fungi). I try to bring sense in the diversity of polypores and corticioid fungi at various levels: describe new species, revise generic concepts, and construct higher-level phylogeny, i.e. evolutionary relationships of the species translated into a family tree. I'm also interested in the evolution of wood rot capability in basidiomycetes, and for this end involved in over 20 whole-genome sequencing projects of basidiomycetes.

Fungal diversity is still poorly known - an estimated 2% of the 5 million estimated species of fungi have been described to science. New species of polypores and corticioid fungi are found annually even in the relatively well-studied area of Nordic countries, and I have been involved in describing several of them. In the tropics, such as my research area Indonesia, most of the species are undescribed and many of the species have no close relatives in temperate areas.

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • mycology
  • basidiomycetes
  • polypores
  • corticioid fungi
  • systematics
  • taxonomy
  • genomics

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2000 2019

A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota)

Justo, A., Miettinen, O., Floudas, D., Ortiz-Santana, B., Sjökvist, E., Lindner, D., Nakasone, K., Niemelä, T., Larsson, K-H., Ryvarden, L. & Hibbett, D. S., 2017, In : Fungal Biology. 121, 9, p. 798-824 27 p.

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Polypores and genus concepts in Phanerochaetaceae (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)

Miettinen, O., Spirin, V., Vlasák, J., Rivoire, B., Stenroos, S. & Hibbett, D., 2016, In : MycoKeys. 17, p. 1-46 46 p.

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Polypore genera Antella, Austeria, Butyrea, Citripora, Metuloidea and Trulla (Steccherinaceae, Polyporales)

Miettinen, O. & Ryvarden, L., 13 May 2016, In : Annales Botanici Fennici. 53, 3-4, p. 157–172 16 p.

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Comprehensive taxon sampling reveals unaccounted diversity and morphological plasticity in a group of dimitic polypores (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)

Miettinen, O., Larsson, E., Sjokvist, E. & Larsson, K-H., 2012, In : Cladistics - the international journal of the Willi Hennig Society. 28, p. 251-270 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

On Craterocolla and Ditangium (Sebacinales, Basidiomycota)

Malysheva, V., Spirin, V., Miettinen, O., Kout, J., Savchenko, A. & Larsson, K-H., May 2019, In : Mycological Progress. 18, 5, p. 753-762 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2012 2019

Evolution of fungi and mechanism of wood decay

Miettinen, O.

Helsingin yliopisto

01/01/201731/12/2019

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Systematics and evolution of Dacrymycetes

Miettinen, O. & Savchenko, A.

03/06/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Genome of Gloeopeniophorella convolvens (Russulaceae, Russulales)

Miettinen, O. & Looney, B. P.

01/01/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Genome sequencing of Heliocybe sulcata (Gloeophyllales), a brown-rot agaric

Nagy, L., Miettinen, O. & Hibbett, D.

01/07/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2010 2018

Phytotaxa (Journal)

Otto Miettinen (Reviewer)
Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ASEAN-Finland Research Seminar

Otto Miettinen (Attendee)
25 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Göteborg universitet

Otto Miettinen (Visiting researcher)
16 Jun 201819 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Herbarium Bogoriense, Botany Division, Research Center for Biology Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Otto Miettinen (Visiting researcher)
5 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Universitas Papua, Manokwari

Otto Miettinen (Visiting researcher)
6 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Pyhäjärveltä löytyi tieteelle uusi kääpälaji ja -suku

Otto Miettinen

03/06/2017

1 media contribution

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Haastattelut Ilta-Sanomien Sienet-erikoislehteen

Otto Miettinen

07/08/2014

1 media contribution

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Kansallisaarre osa 2/6: Suomen Leijona

Otto Miettinen

22/11/2010

1 media contribution

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