Interactions between the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Peridinium gatunense and the chytrid fungus Phlyctochytrium sp.

@article{Alster2006InteractionsBT,
  title={Interactions between the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Peridinium gatunense and the chytrid fungus Phlyctochytrium sp.},
  author={Alla Alster and Tamar Zohary},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={578},
  pages={131-139}
}
Epidemic chytrid fungal infection of Peridinium gatunense, the major bloom-forming dinoflagellate in Lake Kinneret, Israel, is reported for the first time. The fungus, identified as Phlyctochytrium sp. based on morphological and life cycle characteristics, was first observed in December 2000. It rapidly developed into an epidemic, coinciding with a 1000-fold decline in Peridinium density within 9 days of the initial observation of the chytrid. In August 2001 a second fungal epidemic occurred… CONTINUE READING