Myxomycetes associated with a residential ecosystem

Authors: Stephenson, Steven L. & Novozhilov, Yuri K.
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 59 (2021), Issue 1-2, pages 70-77.
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Key words: Arkansas, ecology, moist chamber cultures, niche, slime molds

Abstract: The myxomycetes associated with samples of the bark of living trees, ground litter, twigs, and aerial litter collected from a residential ecosystem were investigated with the use of moist chamber cultures. A total of 26 species representing 13 genera were recovered from 100 cultures prepared with samples of the four different types of substrates. The distribution patterns and ecology of these species are discussed in the context of the senior coauthor’s more than 40 years studying myxomycetes.