Authors: Hoshino, Tamotsu & Matsumoto, Naoyuki
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 53 (2013), Issue 1-2, pages 49-54.
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Key words: cryosphere, psychrophile, psychrophily, life cycle, Sclerotinia nivalis, snow molds, Typhula, arctic-alpine mycology
Abstract: Cryophilic fungi are defind by the physiological characteristics of their different life stages. Abiotic and biotic environmental factors influence physiological characteristics of cryophilic fungi and oomycetes. The relationship between fungal psychrophily and their habitat is discussed.