Effects of Growth Media on the Diversity of Culturable Fungi from Lichens
AbstractMicroscopic and molecular studies suggest that lichen symbioses contain a plethora of associated fungi. These are potential producers of novel bioactive compounds, but strains isolated on standard media usually represent only a minor subset of these fungi. By using various in vitro growth conditions we are able to modulate and extend the fraction of culturable lichen-associated fungi. We observed that the presence of iron, glucose, magnesium and potassium in growth media is essential for the successful isolation of members from different taxonomic groups. According to sequence data, most isolates besides the lichen mycobionts belong to the classes Dothideomycetes and Eurotiomycetes. With our approach we can further explore the hidden fungal diversity in lichens to assist in the search of novel compounds. View Full-Text
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Muggia, L.; Kopun, T.; Grube, M. Effects of Growth Media on the Diversity of Culturable Fungi from Lichens. Molecules 2017, 22, 824.
Muggia L, Kopun T, Grube M. Effects of Growth Media on the Diversity of Culturable Fungi from Lichens. Molecules. 2017; 22(5):824.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muggia, Lucia; Kopun, Theodora; Grube, Martin. 2017. "Effects of Growth Media on the Diversity of Culturable Fungi from Lichens." Molecules 22, no. 5: 824.
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