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Title:Distribution Patterns and Taxonomy of Freshwater Ascomycetes Along the Florida Peninsula
Author(s):Raja, Huzefa
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Carol A. Shearer
Department / Program:Plant Biology
Discipline:Plant Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Limnology
Abstract:Results from ordination analysis, Sorenson's similarity index and beta diversity reveal that the freshwater ascomycete community composition differs along the temperate-subtropical ecotone of the Florida peninsula. Ordination analysis shows that pH might also be an important factor in the distribution patterns of freshwater ascomycetes in Florida. Results from the ordination analysis indicated that community composition is not significantly different between lentic and lotic habitats. One hundred species of freshwater ascomycetes were reported only on woody debris, 18 species were found on both woody and herbaceous debris, but only 14 species occurred exclusively on herbaceous debris. Most of the taxa reported from herbaceous debris were reported from lentic habitats.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:203 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87054
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301213
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2007


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