Survival of Filamentous Fungi in Hypersaline Dead Sea Water

  title={Survival of Filamentous Fungi in Hypersaline Dead Sea Water},
  author={Tamar Kis-Papo and Aharon Oren and Solomon P. Wasser and Eviatar Nevo},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
A variety of filamentous fungi have recently been isolated from the Dead Sea (340 g/L total dissolved salts). To assess the extent to which such fungi can survive for prolonged periods in Dead Sea water, we examined the survival of both spores and mycelia in undiluted Dead Sea water and in Dead Sea water diluted to different degrees with distilled water. Mycelia of Aspergillus versicolor and Chaetomium globosum strains isolated from the Dead Sea remained viable for up to 8 weeks in undiluted… CONTINUE READING
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