Evidence for a facultative mutualist nutritional relationship between the green coccoid alga Bracteacoccus sp. (Chlorophyceae) and the zoosporic fungus Rhizidium phycophilum (Chytridiomycota).

@article{Picard2013EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a facultative mutualist nutritional relationship between the green coccoid alga Bracteacoccus sp. (Chlorophyceae) and the zoosporic fungus Rhizidium phycophilum (Chytridiomycota).},
  author={Kathryn Picard and Peter M. Letcher and M. Powell},
  journal={Fungal biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={
          319-28
        }
}
  • Kathryn Picard, Peter M. Letcher, M. Powell
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Fungal biology
  • Symbiotic interactions between fungi and photosynthetic partners are common among derived fungal lineages. The only fungal-phototroph interactions thus far reported from the early diverging zoosporic fungi are parasitic in nature. Rhizidium phycophilum is a terrestrial, saprotrophic chytrid, which appears to be able to enter a facultative mutualism with a coccoid green alga in the absence of refractory organic material, such as pollen and chitin. Liquid and solid culturing methods were used in… CONTINUE READING
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