Cellulose-decomposing fungi of salt marshes in Egypt
Abdel-Hafez, S.I.; Maubasher, A.H.; Abdel-Fattah, H.M.
Folia Microbiologica 23(1): 37-44
ISSN/ISBN: 0015-5632 PMID: 624509 DOI: 10.1007/bf02876594
Seventy-five species and three varieties which belong to thirty-four genera were identified from 74 soil samples collected from salt marshes in Egypt. The most frequent fungi were Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium herbarum and Alternatia alternata, followed by Aspergillus terreus, Curvularia spicifera and Penicillium notatum. Six genera were of moderate occurrence: Penicillium, Fusarium, Curvularia, Rhizopus, Stachybotrys, and Chaetomium. Five genera were of low occurrence: Paecilomyces, Cephalosporium, Epicoccum, Mucor and Myrothecium.