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Fungi in Antarctica
Fungi are generally easily dispersed and are able to colonize a very wide variety of different substrata and to withstand many different environmental conditions. Because of these characteristicsExpand
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Fungi at the edge of life: cryptendolithic black fungi from Antarctic desert
Twenty-six strains of black, mostly meristematic fungi isolated from cryptoendolithic lichen dominated communities in the Antarctic were described by light and Scanning Electron Microscopy andExpand
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Drought meets acid: three new genera in a dothidealean clade of extremotolerant fungi
Fungal strains isolated from rocks and lichens collected in the Antarctic ice-free area of the Victoria Land, one of the coldest and driest habitats on earth, were found in two phylogeneticallyExpand
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Phylogeny and taxonomy of meristematic rock-inhabiting black fungi in the Dothideomycetes based on multi-locus phylogenies
The last decade has revealed an unexpected fungal diversity associated with natural rocks, often collected in environments influenced by harsh climatic conditions. Yet the phylogenetic affiliationsExpand
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Survival of rock-colonizing organisms after 1.5 years in outer space.
Cryptoendolithic microbial communities and epilithic lichens have been considered as appropriate candidates for the scenario of lithopanspermia, which proposes a natural interplanetary exchange ofExpand
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Notes for genera: Ascomycota
Knowledge of the relationships and thus the classification of fungi, has developed rapidly with increasingly widespread use of molecular techniques, over the past 10–15 years, and continues toExpand
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Culturable bacteria associated with Antarctic lichens: affiliation and psychrotolerance
Antarctic habitats harbour yet unexplored niches for microbial communities. Among these, lichen symbioses are very long-living and stable microenvironments for bacterial colonization. In this work,Expand
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Production of extracellular enzymes by Antarctic fungal strains
Abstract Thirty-three fungal strains, isolated from different sites on Victoria Land (continental Antarctica), were plate-screened for their ability to produce twelve extracellular enzymes. LipasesExpand
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Antarctic microfungi as models for exobiology
Abstract Microfungi living in different Antarctic environments are generally well adapted to high stress conditions such as low temperatures, wide thermal fluctuations, high UV irradiance, and lowExpand
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Resistance of Antarctic black fungi and cryptoendolithic communities to simulated space and Martian conditions
Dried colonies of the Antarctic rock-inhabiting meristematic fungi Cryomyces antarcticus CCFEE 515, CCFEE 534 and C. minteri CCFEE 5187, as well as fragments of rocks colonized by the AntarcticExpand
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