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Aquatic hyphomycetes in streams of the Swiss National Park


Abstract We propose the description of aquatic hyphomycete communities from 10 sites in small forest streams within the SNP (Fig. 1). Communities will be sampled in autumn (after leaf fall but before snow cover) with several techniques14 in order to maximize species coverage: (i) sampling from foam, (ii) sampling from the water column, and (iii) sampling from submerged dead plant matter. Taxonomic identification will be based on spore morphology15 as genetic identification is still hampered by incomplete gene sequence databases for this organism group. For all sampling sites, we will characterize the most important environmental conditions, i.e. stream size, slope, altitude, exposition, and vegetation cover (density and tree species composition) using maps provided by the Federal Office of Topography and published data.

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Istituto microbiologia

Responsabili Andreas Bruder

Data di inizio progetto 24 settembre 2021

Data di chiusura progetto 30 giugno 2022