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Mycological Section

Campana, Eduardo A. [1].

Fungal Communities of Northeastern Ohio.

Mushrooms are the most recognizable form of fungal colonization within an environment; produced by a series of intricate interactions within the rhizosphere and most widespread upon decaying wood. Functions of fungi are parasites, decomposers, and symbionts which aid in uptake of nutrients for plants. Water availability and temperature fluctuations are two important factors that are correlated with the emergence of sporocarps. Clarity on their presence will lead to indications of stress in certain environments. However, knowledge of species diversity and distribution of fungi is sparse in most regions of Ohio. The diversity and distribution of fungal communities of a mixed deciduous forest within three ecosystems were measured. The three ecosystems are the following: upland, bottomland,and riparian forests. These investigations over fungal communities show distinctive distributions prevalent to Northeastern Ohio and vary among ecosystems.

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1 - Kent State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent, OH, 44240, USA

fungal community composition
ecosystem effect.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Battelle South/Convention Center
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PMY003
Abstract ID:995

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