Patterns of Fungal Communities That Inhabit Rodent Food Stores : Effect of Substrate and Infection Time

@inproceedings{Herrera2007PatternsOF,
  title={Patterns of Fungal Communities That Inhabit Rodent Food Stores : Effect of Substrate and Infection Time},
  author={Jose Fernando Lopez Herrera and Charles L. Kramer and O. J. Reichman},
  year={2007}
}
We studied the spatial diversity of microfungal communities through time in the food stores of three rodent species at two climatically different locations. Although the microfungal species composition and environmental conditions differed considerably among the rodents' food stores, microfungal diversity was very similar when assessed on one standardized substrate (sorghum seeds) placed in food stores of all three rodent species. This suggests that changes in the chemistry and composition of… CONTINUE READING