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Santiago, A.L.C.M.;Trufem, S. F. B.;Malosso, E.;dos Santos, P. J. P.;Cavalcanti, M. A. D.
Zygomycetes from herbivore dung in the ecological reserve of Dois Irmaos, Northeast Brazil
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Journal Article
Coprophilous;taxonomy;ecology;ruminants;coprophilous fungi;mucorales;record
Thirty-eight taxa of Zygomycetes distributed in 15 genera were recorded from tapir (Tapirus terrestris), camel (Camelus bactrianus), horse (Equus caballus), deer (Cervus elaphus), agouti (Dasyprocta aguti), donkey (Equus asinus), llama (Llama glama) and waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) dung collected at the Reserva Ecologica de Dois Irmaos located in Recife, State of Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil. The samples were collected on a monthly basis from June 2005 to May 2006, taken to the laboratory and incubated in moist chambers. Higher number of taxa was observed in the excrements of tapir, followed by deer and donkey. The highest number of species was detected for Mucor, followed by Pilobolus. Statistical analyses showed significant differences in richness of Zygomycetes taxa between the herbivore dung types. Differences of species composition, however, were weak. Seasonality influenced the Zygomycetes species composition but not its richness. Variations in taxa composition between ruminants and non-ruminants dung were non significant.
Times Cited: 0 Monteiro de Azevedo Santiago, Andre Luiz Cabral Botelho Trufem, Sandra Farto Malosso, Elaine Parreira dos Santos, Paulo Jorge de Queiroz Cavalcanti, Maria Auxiliadora