File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Biodiversity of palm fungi in the tropics: Are global fungal diversity estimates realistic?

TitleBiodiversity of palm fungi in the tropics: Are global fungal diversity estimates realistic?
Authors
KeywordsAssessment method
Biodiversity
Fungus
Species diversity
Issue Date1999
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0960-3115
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 1999, v. 8 n. 7, p. 977-1004 How to Cite?
AbstractTwo questions are addressed: 'How many species of fungi can occur on a single host palm?' and 'What are the implications of this for global estimates of fungal diversity?' Fungal diversity estimates found in the literature are reviewed. Data on the numbers of fungi occurring on the above-ground tissues of six individual palms in the genus Licuala in Australia and Brunei Darussalam (Borneo) are provided. A total of 189 species of fungi were isolated and/or collected from the six palms. In addition, 53 'morphospecies' of mycelia sterilia were isolated, giving a total of 242 taxa from the 2672 isolates/collections made. The three palms in Australia (sampled once) yielded 100 species (each palm supporting an average of 54.7 taxa), while the three palms in Brunei Darussalam (sampled three times) yielded 172 species in total (approximately 111.3 taxa each). The magnitude of global fungal diversity, estimated at 1.5 million species, is discussed. Our results indicate that 33 to 1 would be a more accurate estimate (than 5.7 to 1) of the ratio of host specific fungal to palm species in the tropics. We therefore propose that global estimates of fungal diversity, based on temperate studies, require revision upwards.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222840
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.258
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.248

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorFrohlich, J-
dc.contributor.authorHyde, KD-
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-04T03:16:50Z-
dc.date.available2016-02-04T03:16:50Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationBiodiversity and Conservation, 1999, v. 8 n. 7, p. 977-1004-
dc.identifier.issn0960-3115-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222840-
dc.description.abstractTwo questions are addressed: 'How many species of fungi can occur on a single host palm?' and 'What are the implications of this for global estimates of fungal diversity?' Fungal diversity estimates found in the literature are reviewed. Data on the numbers of fungi occurring on the above-ground tissues of six individual palms in the genus Licuala in Australia and Brunei Darussalam (Borneo) are provided. A total of 189 species of fungi were isolated and/or collected from the six palms. In addition, 53 'morphospecies' of mycelia sterilia were isolated, giving a total of 242 taxa from the 2672 isolates/collections made. The three palms in Australia (sampled once) yielded 100 species (each palm supporting an average of 54.7 taxa), while the three palms in Brunei Darussalam (sampled three times) yielded 172 species in total (approximately 111.3 taxa each). The magnitude of global fungal diversity, estimated at 1.5 million species, is discussed. Our results indicate that 33 to 1 would be a more accurate estimate (than 5.7 to 1) of the ratio of host specific fungal to palm species in the tropics. We therefore propose that global estimates of fungal diversity, based on temperate studies, require revision upwards.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0960-3115-
dc.relation.ispartofBiodiversity and Conservation-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]-
dc.subjectAssessment method-
dc.subjectBiodiversity-
dc.subjectFungus-
dc.subjectSpecies diversity-
dc.titleBiodiversity of palm fungi in the tropics: Are global fungal diversity estimates realistic?-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHyde, KD: kdhyde@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1008895913857-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0032807324-
dc.identifier.hkuros45856-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issue7-
dc.identifier.spage977-
dc.identifier.epage1004-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats