Submerged aquatic and leaf litter form habitats for several slime mold species: Tesmer & Schnittler, 2009

May 22, 2009

Journal: Fungal Ecology
Location: Northeastern Germany

12 protostelid (microscopic slime mold) species were found in 15 samples of aquatic and terrestrial litter taken from northeast German ponds, 90% of species (including all of the most common) being found in both types of litter. Terrestrial litter contained more protostelids (14% of cultures) than aquatic litter (12%), and the water column contained none.

Tesmer J, Schnittler M, 2009. “Aquatic protostelids – a study from northeastern Germany” Fungal Ecology 2:(3) 140-144, doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2009.02.001

Affiliations: Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald

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One Response to “Submerged aquatic and leaf litter form habitats for several slime mold species: Tesmer & Schnittler, 2009”

  1. S said

    One day I will apply to do a PhD at Max Planck. I will have to abandon all my wordly drives first though however as I hear it is incredibly boring in Leipzig.

    Slime molds are wonderful. Please post more about them if you can!

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