Corticolous fungi in Nile Delta region

The Journal of Environmental studies (JES) 
Vol. (14), 13 pages
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Author:Ahmed 'Abdel-Raheem
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Abstract

Fungal communities on the dead bark of twelve living tree (Acacia Arabica, Azadirachta indicaCasuarina equisetifolia, Eucalyptus rostrata, Ficus sycomorus, Malus domestica, Mangifera indica, Morus alba, Psidium guajava, Ricinus communis, Salix safsaf and Vitis vinifera) were studied in Nile Delta region. Eighty-seven fungal taxa were identified. Thirty, thirty-nine, and eighteen species were recorded from ascomycetes, anamorphic fungi and myxomycetes, respectively. The most common genera were Chaetomium, Zopfiella, Podospora, Saccobolus and Physarum and the most common species were Zopfiella latipes, Zopfiella karachiensis and Chaetomium bostrychodes. Eucalyptus rostrata, Casuarina equisetifolia and Salix safsaf trees records the highest number records and diversity of fungi.

Keywords

Myxomycetes, anamorphic fungi, ascomycetes, dead bark.

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