Role of fungi in marine ecosystems

@article{Hyde2004RoleOF,
  title={Role of fungi in marine ecosystems},
  author={Kevin David Hyde and Evan B. Gareth Jones and Eduardo M. Lea{\~n}o and Stephen Brian Pointing and A. D. Poonyth and Lilian L. P. Vrijmoed},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={1147-1161}
}
Marine fungi are an ecological rather than a taxonomic group and comprise an estimated 1500 species, excluding those that form lichens. They occur in most marine habitats and generally have a pantropical or pantemperate distribution. Marine fungi are major decomposers of woody and herbaceous substrates in marine ecosystems. Their importance lies in their ability to aggressively degrade lignocellulose. They may be important in the degradation of dead animals and animal parts. Marine fungi are… 
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