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Polypore fungal diversity and host density in a moist tropical forest
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For 10 tree species, fungal incidence and diversity increased with abundance of the host in the community, consistent with across-species density-dependent infection. Expand
Phylogenetic Relationships Among Taxa in the Jahnulales Inferred From 18S and 28S Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Sequences
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A molecular study carried out using 18S and 28S rDNA sequence data from 15 species representing the four genera in the Jahnulales suggested that the presence of very wide, brown, septate hyphae is an important character defining the J Kahnulales. Expand
Effect of tree host species on fungal community composition in a tropical rain forest in Panama
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It is indicated that host composition plays a role in structuring both ascomycetes and basidiomycete fungal communities, but that the most successful fungal morphotypes are capable of colonizing multiple host species. Expand
Megalohypha, a new genus in the Jahnulales from aquatic habitats in the tropics.
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An interesting feature of Megalohypha aqua-dulces, which it shares with some other taxa in Jahnulales, is the presence of both sessile and stalked fruiting bodies. Expand
Three new species of Luttrellia from temperate and tropical freshwater habitats.
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Three pyrenomycetes collected from woody debris submerged in freshwater habitats are described as new species of Luttrellia, which is distinguished from other genera in the Halosphaeriaceae by hyaline, phragmoseptate, and thick-walled ascospores with or without a gelatinous sheath. Expand
Variation in ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associated with Oreomunnea mexicana (Juglandaceae) in a Neotropical montane forest
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Comparing the composition of EM fungal communities associated with Oreomunnea adults, saplings, and seedlings across sites differing in soil fertility and the amount and seasonality of rainfall revealed high compositional turnover between low and high fertility/rainfall sites located ca. Expand
Minutisphaera and Natipusilla: two new genera of freshwater Dothideomycetes
Two new genera are established in the Dothideomycetes based on morphological and molecular data (SSU and LSU nuclear ribosomal sequences) to accommodate four ascomycete species collected from woodyExpand
Freshwater ascomycetes: Wicklowia aquatica, a new genus and species in the Pleosporales from Florida and Costa Rica
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During a latitudinal survey of freshwater ascomycetes, an unidentified fungus with bitunicate asci was found on submerged wood and herbaceous material from Florida and Costa Rica and was described as a new genus and species, Wicklowia aquatica, and placed in the Pleosporales. Expand
Don't put all your eggs in one basket: a cost‐effective and powerful method to optimize primer choice for rRNA environmental community analyses using the Fluidigm Access Array
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This work uses Fluidigm's microfluidic Access Arrays followed by Illumina® MiSeq Nano sequencing on a culture‐derived local mock community to demonstrate how this approach allows for a low‐cost combinatorial investigation of primer pairs and experimental samples to determine the most effective primers that maximize obtained communities whilst minimizing taxonomic biases. Expand
Wood decomposition in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the tropics: contrasting biotic and abiotic processes
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Wood mass loss and fungal and bacterial communities, but not wood polymer loss, differ between stream and land habitats, suggesting functional redundancy and contrasting drivers of wood decomposition across habitats. Expand
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