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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Potential roles of marine fungi in the decomposition process of standing stems and leaves of Spartina maritima

Participants in the publication
Maria da Luz Calado (Author)
Luís Carvalho (Author)
Margarida Barata (Author)
Dep. Biologia Vegetal
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
Ka-Lai Pang (Author)

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
Fungal communities inhabiting live, senescent, and decaying leaf sheaths, stems, and leaf blades of standing plants of Spartina maritima in two Portuguese salt marshes were assessed by morphological identification of fruiting structures and sequence-based identification based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-cloning analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rDNA. The molecular method enabled identification of infrequent ascomycetes and basidiomycetes (filamentous and yeasts) and the asexual morph of Byssothecium obiones and Phaeosphaeria halima. The occurrence and ecological role of the most frequent fungi on different S. maritima substrates seem to depend on the phase of plant life cycle, and specifically on the availability and microenvironmental conditions of each plant substrate. Specifically, By. obiones, Natantispora retorquens, and Lulworthia sp. 1 were involved in the decay of lower-middle culms, Buergenerula spartinae of middle culms and leaves, P. halima, Phaeosphaeria spartinicola, and Stagonospora sp. 1 of middle-upper leaves, and Mycosphaerella sp. I of upper leaves of early-decaying S. maritima plants. The presence of these fungi on live vegetative structures suggests that they might begin the colonization process as endophytes, gaining a competitive advantage over the other saprobic fungi on the plants.\\n

Editor(s)
Taylor & Francis

Date of Submisson/Request
2017-11-20
Date of Acceptance
2019-01-14
Date of Publication
2019-05-16

Institution
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Where published
Mycologia

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 0027-5514

Address
United Kingdom

Publisher
Informa UK Limited

Volume
111
Number
3

Number of pages
12
Starting page
371
Last page
383

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2019.1571380

Rankings
FCUL CC Recognition -

Keywords
Early stages of decay ITS rDNA libraries leaf blades leaf sheaths potential ecological roles stems


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APA
Maria da Luz Calado, Luís Carvalho, Margarida Barata, Ka-Lai Pang, (2019). Potential roles of marine fungi in the decomposition process of standing stems and leaves of Spartina maritima. Mycologia, 111, 371-383. ISSN 0027-5514. eISSN .

IEEE
Maria da Luz Calado, Luís Carvalho, Margarida Barata, Ka-Lai Pang, "Potential roles of marine fungi in the decomposition process of standing stems and leaves of Spartina maritima" in Mycologia, vol. 111, pp. 371-383, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2019.1571380

BIBTEX
@article{44737, author = {Maria da Luz Calado and Luís Carvalho and Margarida Barata and Ka-Lai Pang}, title = {Potential roles of marine fungi in the decomposition process of standing stems and leaves of Spartina maritima}, journal = {Mycologia}, year = 2019, pages = {371-383}, volume = 111 }