Marine fungal diversity: a comparison of natural and created salt marshes of the north-central Gulf of Mexico

  title={Marine fungal diversity: a comparison of natural and created salt marshes of the north-central Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Allison K. Walker and Jinx Campbell},
  pages={513 - 521}
Marine fungal communities of created salt marshes of differing ages were compared with those of two reference natural salt marshes. Marine fungi occurring on the lower 30 cm of salt marsh plants Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus were inventoried with morphological and molecular methods (ITS T-RFLP analysis) to determine fungal species richness, relative frequency of occurrence and ascomata density. The resulting profiles revealed similar fungal communities in natural salt marshes and… 

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