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Diversity and distribution of cultured endolichenic fungi in the Ny-Ålesund Region, Svalbard (High Arctic)

Overview of attention for article published in Extremophiles, May 2016
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Title
Diversity and distribution of cultured endolichenic fungi in the Ny-Ålesund Region, Svalbard (High Arctic)
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Extremophiles, May 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00792-016-0836-8
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Tao Zhang, Xin-Li Wei, Yu-Zhen Wei, Hong-Yu Liu, Li-Yan Yu

Abstract

Endolichenic fungi within 17 lichen species in the area near Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard, High Arctic) were studied by a culture-based method. The 247 fungal isolates were obtained from 2712 lichen thallus segments. The colonization rate of endolichenic fungi ranged from 1.6 to 26.5 %, respectively. These isolates were identified to 40 fungal taxa, including 35 Ascomycota (10 orders), 4 Basidiomycota (3 orders), and 1 unidentified fungus. Thelebolales was the most abundant order, while Sordariales were the most diverse order. The common fungal taxa shared by more than 3 lichen species were Thelebolus microsporus (93 isolates), Coniochaeta hoffmannii (7 isolates), Sarocladium kiliense (33 isolates), Coniochaeta sp. 1 (5 isolates), Coniochaeta sp. 4 (28 isolates), and Coniochaeta sp. 2 (5 isolates). Low Sorenson's similarity coefficients were observed among different lichen species, indicating that host-related factor may shape the endolichenic fungal communities in this region. In addition, no endolichenic fungal taxa were previously found in the Antarctica and Austrian Alps, suggesting endolichenic fungal communities in this region might be also shaped by the Arctic climate. The results demonstrate the existence of specific cultured endolichenic fungal species, which may be suitable objects for further study of their possible functional roles in the lichen thalli.

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Iceland 1 11%
Unknown 8 89%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 56%
Researcher 3 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 33%
Chemistry 2 22%
Unspecified 1 11%
Environmental Science 1 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 11%
Other 1 11%

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#1,771,931
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