Biology and Ecology of Mycoparasitism

Jeffries, Peter (1995) Biology and Ecology of Mycoparasitism. In: 5th International Mycological Congress, Vancouver, Canada. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The term mycoparasitism applies strictly to those relationships in which one living fungus acts as a nutrient source for another, but fungicolous relationships may also be included in which nutrient exchange has not been shown. Fungicolous fungi have a constant but indeterminate association with another fungus, and it can be difficult to demonstrate a true parasitic relationship. Mycoparasitic relationships can be necrotrophic or biotrophic, and can be classified on the basis of the host-parasite interface as contact necrotrophs, invasive necrotrophs, haustorial biotrophs, intracellular biotrophs, or fusion biotrophs depending on the intimacy of the relationship. In natural ecosystems, it is proposed that mycoparasitic relationships play an important role in the development of fungal communities. Two specific examples have been chosen to illustrate the general principles of mycoparasitism: the necrotrophic invasion of spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the biotrophic invasion of mucoralean hosts by haustorial mycoparasites.

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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 09:07
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