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Protostelids from deciduous forests: first data from southwestern Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17681227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first data of Protostelids from the southwest of Europe are presented in this paper. A total of 21 species were identified from samples collected in Somiedo Biosphere Reserve (Spain). This is the highest species richness recorded to date for Europe or for a latitude this high (>40 degrees ). Seven species (Cavostelium apophysatum, Endostelium zonatum, Microglomus paxillus, Protosporangium fragile, Protostelium okumukumu, Soliformovum expulsum and Schizoplasmodiopsis micropunctata) are new records for Europe. Approximately 65% of the microscopic protostelid species described in the world have been found in this Reserve, a fact that increases the biological value of this protected area and suggests that Spain is an excellent location to study this group. A microhabitat study has been carried out finding differences in species composition and abundance between ground litter, aerial litter, and bark substrates. Comments on the distribution and ecology of the species, as well as illustrations of some species are included.
María Aguilar; Carlos Lado; Frederick W Spiegel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2007-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycological research     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0953-7562     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycol. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-07     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913481     Medline TA:  Mycol Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Micología, Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Fruiting Bodies, Fungal / physiology
Myxomycetes / classification*,  isolation & purification*,  physiology
Species Specificity
Spores, Fungal / physiology

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