Fungal diversity from various marine habitats deduced through culture-independent studies

Show simple item record Manohar, C.S. Raghukumar, C. 2013-04-25T12:09:52Z 2013-04-25T12:09:52Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol.341; 2013; 69-78
dc.identifier.other no
dc.description.abstract Studies on the molecular diversity of the micro-eukaryotic community have shown that fungi occupy a central position in a large number of marine habitats. Environmental surveys using molecular tools have shown the presence of fungi from a large number of marine habitats such as deep-sea habitats, pelagic waters, coastal regions, hydrothermal vent ecosystem, anoxic habitats, and icecold regions. This is of interest to a variety of research disciplines like ecology, evolution, biogeochemistry, and biotechnology. This review summarizes how molecular tools have helped to broaden understanding of the fungal diversity in various marine habitats. Majority of the environmental phylotypes could be grouped as novel clades within Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Chytridiomycota or as basal fungal lineages. Deep-branching novel environmental clusters could be grouped within Ascomycota as the Pezizomycotina clone group, deep-sea fungal group-I, and soil clone group-I, within Basidiomycota as the hydrothermal and/or anaerobic fungal group, and within Chytridiomycota as Cryptomycota or the Rozella clade. However, a basal true marine environmental cluster is still to be identified as most of the clusters include representatives from terrestrial regions. The challenge for future research is to explore the true marine fungi using molecular techniques.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Blackwell
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dc.rights An edited version of this paper was published by Blackwell. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject fungi
dc.subject chemotaxonomy
dc.subject species diversity
dc.title Fungal diversity from various marine habitats deduced through culture-independent studies
dc.type Journal Article

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