Biodiversity of marine fungi in Malaysian mangroves

Alias, S.A. and Zainuddin, N. and Jones, E.B.G. (2010) Biodiversity of marine fungi in Malaysian mangroves. Botanica Marina, 53 (6, SI). pp. 545-554.

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Senescent and decaying substrata were collected in selected Malaysian mangroves (prop roots, pneumatophores, overhanging branches and twigs of mangrove trees, driftwood) to study the diversity of marine mangrove fungi. One hundred and thirty-nine marine fungi were fully identified to specific level (115 Ascomycota, 2 Basidiomycota, 22 anamorphic taxa). Based on percentage of occurrence, the most common species were Lignincola laevis (16.8%), Verruculina enalia (13.3%), Trichocladium achrasporum (12.1%), Savoryella lignicola (11.8%), Dictyosporium pelagicum (11.2%), Halocyphina villosa (11.0%) and Lulworthia grandispora (10.9%). Among the samples, 84.2% supported an average number of 2.8 fungal species per sample. Of the 139 fungi identified in this study, circa 84% (117 species) are only found in the tropics/subtropics, mostly as mangrove species. Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of mangrove fungi are discussed, including: substrate specificity, sampling frequency and intensity, vertical distribution and geographical locations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 11th International Marine and Freshwater Mycology Symposium, Taichung, TAIWAN, NOV, 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fungal diversity; geographical distribution; Malaysian mangroves; marine mangrove fungi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr Faizal 2
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 05:56
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 05:56

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