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Article: Phylloplane fungi in Hong Kong mangroves: evaluation of study methods

TitlePhylloplane fungi in Hong Kong mangroves: evaluation of study methods
Authors
KeywordsAbundance
Aegiceras corniculatum
Kandelia candel
Species richness
Temporal variation
Issue Date2002
PublisherMycological Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.msafungi.org
Citation
Mycologia, 2002, v. 94 n. 4, p. 596-606 How to Cite?
AbstractMany methods have been used to study phylloplane fungi, most of which have constraints and may result in biased results. This study used light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to investigate fungal abundance on the leaves of the most common mangrove trees in Hong Kong, Kandelia candel and Aegiceras corniculatum. Species richness was investigated using light microscopy and a leaf washing method. Methods to study phylloplane fungi are discussed and the performances of these three investigation methods are evaluated. Seven mitosporic fungal taxa were found by light microscopy, while 30 sporulating taxa and 18 Mycelia sterilia were isolated using the leaf washing method. Fungal abundance in terms of percentage cover investigated with light microscopy was similar using the SEM method, and was significantly higher on Aegiceras corniculatum than on Kandelia candel. Fungal abundance peaked in the summer and was lowest in the winter. This study indicates that light microscopy reveals the most typical phylloplane fungi and is more efficient than SEM, while the leaf washing method reveals many casual species and is not quantitative.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53342
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dc.contributor.authorLee, OHKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHyde, KDen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:17:16Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:17:16Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMycologia, 2002, v. 94 n. 4, p. 596-606en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0027-5514en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53342-
dc.description.abstractMany methods have been used to study phylloplane fungi, most of which have constraints and may result in biased results. This study used light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to investigate fungal abundance on the leaves of the most common mangrove trees in Hong Kong, Kandelia candel and Aegiceras corniculatum. Species richness was investigated using light microscopy and a leaf washing method. Methods to study phylloplane fungi are discussed and the performances of these three investigation methods are evaluated. Seven mitosporic fungal taxa were found by light microscopy, while 30 sporulating taxa and 18 Mycelia sterilia were isolated using the leaf washing method. Fungal abundance in terms of percentage cover investigated with light microscopy was similar using the SEM method, and was significantly higher on Aegiceras corniculatum than on Kandelia candel. Fungal abundance peaked in the summer and was lowest in the winter. This study indicates that light microscopy reveals the most typical phylloplane fungi and is more efficient than SEM, while the leaf washing method reveals many casual species and is not quantitative.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMycological Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.msafungi.orgen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAbundanceen_HK
dc.subjectAegiceras corniculatumen_HK
dc.subjectKandelia candelen_HK
dc.subjectSpecies richnessen_HK
dc.subjectTemporal variationen_HK
dc.titlePhylloplane fungi in Hong Kong mangroves: evaluation of study methodsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0027-5514&volume=94&issue=4&spage=596&epage=606&date=2002&atitle=Phylloplane+fungi+in+Hong+Kong+mangroves:+evaluation+of+study+methodsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyde, KD: kdhyde@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros80948-

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