Diversity Ad Infinitum

  title={Diversity Ad Infinitum},
  author={Andrew M. Sugden},
ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION Microorganisms remain one of the thornier sectors in the quest to quantify the number of living species. Morphological species delimitation, which is not always straightforward at the macroscopic level, becomes quixotic where bacteria, fungi, and protozoa are concerned. Among the fungi, estimates of global species diversity have reached as high as 1.5 million, or six times as many species as the higher plants. Endophytes are fungi that are ubiquitous in plants, inhabiting… CONTINUE READING