TITLE

DIVERSITY OF GASTEROID FUNGI IN THE SIERRA DE MAZATÁN, SONORA, MEXICO

AUTHOR(S)
PIÑA-PÁEZ, CAROLINA; ESQUEDA, MARTÍN; GUTIERREZ, ALDO; GONZÁLEZ-RÍOS, HUMBERTO
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Southwestern Naturalist;Sep2013, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p351
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We sampled gasteroid fungi seasonally over a year in the protected area of the Sierra de Mazatán mountain range, Sonora, in three types of vegetation (oak forest, subtropical scrub, and mesquite scrub). We described the biotic and abiotic factors of the three study sites and estimated the Shannon diversity index, the Pielou evenness, the Simpson dominance, and the Jaccard similarity indices based on the mycobiota. A total of 37 species were identified; these are the first records of fungi in the Sierra de Mazatán. Tulostoma, Geastrum, and Lycoperdon were the most represented genera with nine, seven, and six species, respectively. Fungal diversity was 2.9 in mesquite scrub, 2.4 in oak forest, and 0.9 in subtropical scrub. The distribution of gasteroid fungi appears to be more influenced by type of vegetation than by edaphic factors.
ACCESSION #
93996494

 

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