Fungal biodiversity: what do we know? What can we predict?

  title={Fungal biodiversity: what do we know? What can we predict?},
  author={Gregory M. Mueller and John Paul Schmit},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  • G. Mueller, J. Schmit
  • Published 18 January 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
Although fungi are among the most important organisms in the world, only limited and incomplete information is currently available for most species and current estimates of species numbers for fungi differ significantly. This lack of basic information on taxonomic diversity has significant implications for many aspects of evolutionary biology. While the figure of 1.5 million estimated fungal species is commonly used, critics have questioned the validity of this estimate. Data on biogeographic… 
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