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Main Title Contribution of fungi to biodegradation of Spartina and other brackish marshland vegetation /
Author Meyers, Samuel, P.,
Publisher Office of Sea Grant, NOAA,
Year Published 1974
OCLC Number 982374295
Subjects Spartina--Biodegradation ; Salt marsh plants--Biodegradation ; Fungi
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QK495.G74M49 1974 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/26/2022
Collation 20 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes Document is a reprint of an article that was published in Verèoff. Inst. Meeresforsch. Bremerh. Suppl. 5: 357-375 (1974). Project/Contract Numbers: COM-75-10535; NOAA-75041801; EPA 18080 GDJ; OSG 2-35231. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 371-373). Photocopy : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contents Notes Transformation of marsh grass, Spartina alterniflora, to detritus is an initial energy transfer step in the coastal Louisiana estuarine ecosystem. Spartina is systematically attacked by a selective mycota throughout its development and decomposition. Fungi include, among others, species of Fusarium and Cephalosporium as well as representatives of the marine taxa Lulworthia and Leptosphaeria. Molds colonizing external plant surfaces differ from those isolated within the culm. Fungal attack is correlated with seasonal development and subsequent decomposition of the plant. A large yeast biomass, notably sporogenous taxa Pichia spartinae and Kluyveromyces drosophilarum, is prevalent in the oxidized portions of the Spartina rhizosphere and within the peripheral tissue and intercellular spaces of the culm. These species, with strong B-glucosidase activity, reach maximal populations during dieback of Spartina. A mutualistic yeast/mold association in turnover of plant substrates is suggested.
Place Published Rockville, MD
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
PUB Date Free Form 1974
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source RDA
OCLC Time Stamp 20220722213021
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02686cam 2200421 i 45010