Translator Disclaimer
1 March 2017 Dendrotelmata (Water-Filled Tree Holes) as Fungal Hotspots - A Long Term Study
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Water-filled tree holes (dendrotelmata) are mostly ephemeral micro-ecosystems characterized by high level of heterotrophic microbial activity sustained by allochthonous organic matter. In this paper, description of a five-year long observation of fungal consortia in a Norway maple tree-hole is presented. Overall, 139 fungal taxa were detected. Among them, Excipularia fusispora, Ellisembia leptospora, Rebentischia unicaudata, Tricladium castaneicola, Thielavia terricola and Alternaria spp. occurred most frequently. Our observations suggest that even an individual dendrotelma represents an exceptional microhabitat, forming a hot-spot for microfungi due to its role as a natural spore trap and its (temporarily) aquatic environment. Our results show that this aquatic micro-ecosystem supports highly diverse mycobiota with continuous temporal dynamics, with an important fraction of sporadic taxa.

© 2017 Adac. Tous droits réservés
Donát Magyar, Máté Vass, and Gyula Oros "Dendrotelmata (Water-Filled Tree Holes) as Fungal Hotspots - A Long Term Study," Cryptogamie, Mycologie 38(1), 55-66, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.7872/crym/v38.iss1.2017.55
Published: 1 March 2017
JOURNAL ARTICLE
12 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top