Fungi in freshwaters: ecology, physiology and biochemical potential.

@article{Krauss2011FungiIF,
  title={Fungi in freshwaters: ecology, physiology and biochemical potential.},
  author={Gerd J Krauss and Magali Sol{\'e} and Gudrun Krauss and Dietmar Schlosser and D. M. Wesenberg and Felix B{\"a}rlocher},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          620-51
        }
}
Research on freshwater fungi has concentrated on their role in plant litter decomposition in streams. Higher fungi dominate over bacteria in terms of biomass, production and enzymatic substrate degradation. Microscopy-based studies suggest the prevalence of aquatic hyphomycetes, characterized by tetraradiate or sigmoid spores. Molecular studies have consistently demonstrated the presence of other fungal groups, whose contributions to decomposition are largely unknown. Molecular methods will… Expand
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