Chytrid fungi distribution and co-occurrence with diatoms correlate with sea ice melt in the Arctic Ocean

  title={Chytrid fungi distribution and co-occurrence with diatoms correlate with sea ice melt in the Arctic Ocean},
  author={Estelle S. Kilias and Leandro Junges and Luka {\vS}upraha and Guy Leonard and Katja Metfies and Thomas A. Richards},
  journal={Communications Biology},
Global warming is rapidly altering physicochemical attributes of Arctic waters. These changes are predicted to alter microbial networks, potentially perturbing wider community functions including parasite infections and saprotrophic recycling of biogeochemical compounds. Specifically, the interaction between autotrophic phytoplankton and heterotrophic fungi e.g. chytrids (fungi with swimming tails) requires further analysis. Here, we investigate the diversity and distribution patterns of fungi… 

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