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- Asplund, Johan; Wardle, David A.
- Fungal ecology 2012 v.5 no.6 pp. 710-713
- Lobaria; carbon; ecosystems; epiphytes; fungi; lichens; nitrogen; nutrients; palatability; senescence; snails; usnic acid
- ... Epiphytic lichens can contribute significantly to ecosystem nutrient input because they efficiently accumulate atmospheric mineral nutrients and, in the case of cyanolichens, also fix nitrogen. The rate at which carbon and other nutrients gained by lichens enters the ecosystem is determined by lichen litter decomposability and by invertebrate consumption of lichen litter. In turn, these processes ...
- Gleason, Frank H.; Carney, Laura T.; Lilje, Osu; Glockling, Sally L.
- Fungal ecology 2012 v.5 no.6 pp. 651-656
- Blastocladiomycota; Chytridiomycota; carbon; energy; food chain; food webs; genetic variation; grazing; hosts; nucleotide sequences; parasites; protoplasts; ribosomal DNA; soil ecology; thallus; zooplankton; zoospores
- ... Parasites in the Phylum Cryptomycota and their hosts in the Phyla Chytridiomycota, Blastocladiomycota and Oomycota have commonly been observed in aquatic and soil ecosystems. Although rDNA sequence data from environmental samples suggest a wide genetic diversity for the Cryptomycota, Rozella is the only genus described in this group. The species of Rozella which have been studied in the laboratory ...