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Beyond the water column: aquatic hyphomycetes outside their preferred habitat

Chauvet, Eric and Cornut, Julien and Sridhar, Kandikere R. and Selosse, Marc-André and Bärlocher, Felix Beyond the water column: aquatic hyphomycetes outside their preferred habitat. (2016) Fungal Ecology, 19. 112-127. ISSN 1754-5048

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2015.05.014

Abstract

Aquatic hyphomycetes have adapted to running waters by their uncommon conidial shape, which facilitates dispersal as well as adherence to plant substrata. However, they have been early and regularly reported to occur in a variety of environments other than their preferred habitat (e.g., in lentic freshwaters, brackish and marine environments, in terrestrial niches such as stream banks, dew, canopy waters and tree holes). In addition, several aquatic hyphomycetes have adapted to a mutualistic lifestyle which may involve plant defence, as endophytes in leaves, gymnosperm needles, orchids and terrestrial roots. There are several lines of evidence suggesting that aquatic hyphomycetes survive under terrestrial conditions due to their sexual states. Although exhibiting higher diversity in pristine streams, aquatic hyphomycetes can survive environmental stress, e.g., pollution or river intermittency. They also inhabit ground and hyporheic waters, where they appear to be subjected to both physical and physiological selection. Appropriate methods including molecular ones should provide a more comprehensive view of the occurrence and ecological roles of aquatic hyphomycetes outside their preferred habitat.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Fungal Ecology website : www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/17545048
HAL Id:hal-01237063
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 - UPMC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - EPHE (FRANCE)
Other partners > Mangalore University (INDIA)
Other partners > Mount Allison University - MTA (CANADA)
Other partners > Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - MNHN (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Lorraine (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Eric Chauvet
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 15:27

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