Growth temperature preferences of fungal strains from Victoria Land, Antarctica

  title={Growth temperature preferences of fungal strains from Victoria Land, Antarctica},
  author={Laura Zucconi and Sabina Pagano and M. Fenice and Laura Selbmann and Solveig Tosi and Silvano Onofri},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Thirty-five strains of microfungi, isolated from various sites in Victoria Land, Antarctica, were grown at eight temperatures ranging from 0 to 45°C. Only 1 strain (Chaetomium sp. from hot soil) was a thermotolerant mesophile; other strains were psychrophilic (2 strains) or psychrotrophic (32 strains). The fitness of different species to thermal instability is discussed, based on the width of the growth rate curves. 
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