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The Ecology of Aquatic Hyphomycetes
Aquatic hyphomycetes were discovered 50 years ago by C.T. Ingold. They remained a relatively obscure group until their role as intermediaries between deciduous leaves and stream invertebrates wasExpand
The role of fungi in the nutrition of stream invertebrates
Dead leaves falling into streams are an important food source for many invertebrates. They are generally made more palatable and more nutritious if they are first colonized by aquatic hyphomycetesExpand
Seasonal and substrate preferences of fungi colonizing leaves in streams: traditional versus molecular evidence.
Traditional and molecular techniques suggest that strict exclusion of fungi by substrate type is rare, and that presence of different species or phylotypes is governed by season. Expand
Leaf Mass Loss Estimated by Litter Bag Technique
Leaf litter is a dominant component of coarse particulate organic matter in streams. In view of its central place in ecosystem functioning, estimates of its mass loss have been proposed to evaluateExpand
Taxon-specific fungal primers reveal unexpectedly high diversity during leaf decomposition in a stream
Using primers to target individual groups facilitates a more balanced approach to studying fungal diversity in freshwater ecosystems and helps to identify aquatic hyphomycetes. Expand
Fungi in freshwaters: ecology, physiology and biochemical potential.
A largely ignored role of these organisms in attenuating pollutant loads in freshwaters and their potential use in environmental biotechnology is suggested. Expand
Determining Diversity of Freshwater Fungi on Decaying Leaves: Comparison of Traditional and Molecular Approaches
Leaf disks from red maple, alder, linden, beech, and oak as well as birch wood sticks were submerged in a stream in southeastern Canada for 7, 14, and 28 days, and it was suggested that both species richness and community evenness decreased with time. Expand
Fungi in lake ecosystems
Information is summarized on the highly diverse mycoflora in lake micro- habitats and highlights the main processes they influence and point out ecological niches of fungi in lakes that have been examined only superficially or ignored completely. Expand