Long-distance spore dispersal in wood-inhabiting Basidiomycetes

Hallenberg, Nils; Küffer, Nicolas (2001). Long-distance spore dispersal in wood-inhabiting Basidiomycetes. Nordic Journal of Botany, 21(4), pp. 431-436. Wiley 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2001.tb00793.x

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Eight species of wood-inhabiting basidiomycetes (Laurilia sulcata, Peniophora aurantiaca, Resinicium bicolor, Scytinostroma galactinum, Terana caerulea, Trichaptum abietinum, T. biforme and T. fuscoviolaceum) were used in a spore-trapping test to evaluate their individual ability for long-distance spore dispersal. Petri dishes with single spore mycelia were used as baits. In the experiment, carried out at the Botanical Institute in Göteborg, spores from the air were regularly captured. Surprisingly, spores were captured from species whose nearest known natural occurrence was located quite far from Göteborg. The closest population of Peniophora aurantiaca is about 1000 km south of Göteborg. The results from this experiment support the hypothesis that fungal spores are widely and efficiently dispersed. Such a broad and extensive dispersal ability is of vital importance, especially for wood-inhabiting species which are highly dependent on a substrate which is onlv temporarily available.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Botanical Garden
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Küffer, Nicolas

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0107-055X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

02 Jun 2016 08:11

Last Modified:

02 Jun 2016 08:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1756-1051.2001.tb00793.x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81033

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81033

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