Fungi developing on dung samples, from a wide range of locations and incubated in moist chambers, were recorded. Highly significant differences were found. Animal dung, and especially that of herbivorous mammals, bears a large number of fungi that are adapted to their specialized substratum. Various adaptations. PDF | Fungi developing on dung samples, from a wide range of locations Occurrence of common coprophilous fungi on different dung types.

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Ascomycetes, coprophilous fungi, diversity, species richness. Mycological Papers, Paraphyses with yellowish contents, very slightly clavate. Spores seriate, ellipsoid, hyaline, Saccobolussmooth or very minutely verrucose, truncate, Limited material of a large-spored species that could not be named. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Coprinus radiatus Bolton Fr. Fungi by adaptation Coprophagous organisms. Coprophilous fungi dung-loving fungi [1] are a type of saprobic fungi that grow on animal dung. Lanatuliwith a veil of long-celled inflated hyphae. Disc copropuilous pale grey to pinkish when fresh, drying darker. Views Read Edit View history.

Coprophilous fungi may be useful indicators of habitat diversity Richardson, Spore mass x 9. Although not all coprophilous fungi produce mushrooms, there are many that do, particularly in the genera CoprinopsisPanaeolus and Deconica.

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Samples were incubated coprphilous up to10 wk, with observations continuing whilst new fungi were being observed. Since perithecia are very small and immersed, coorophilous for the erumpent neck and ostiole, Phomatospora spp. Spores ellipsoid, x 3.

Krug Macroscopically similar to S. The spores themselves survive digestion by being particularly thick-walled, allowing them to germinate in the dung with minimum competition from other organisms. America, but I have not found any other records from Brazil or S. Retrieved from ” https: The hardy spores of coprophilous species are unwittingly consumed by herbivores from vegetation, and are excreted along with the plant matter.


Coprophilous fungi – Wikipedia

These spores are slightly smaller than those described for C. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. During a visit to Brazil inseven samples of herbivore dung were collected from the Bonito and Pantanal do Rio Negro areas Matto Grosso do Sul and incubated, on return to the U. Paraphyses with yellow contents. Eriobolussmooth to minutely verrucose, Paraphyses hyaline, very slightly clavate. Points of interest in these observations are the relative abundance of Saccobolus species in contrast to the scarcity of Ascobolusa ratio of 4.

Cap reddish, setulose, the setules brown and capitate. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I am grateful to my son, Andrew, for translating the Portuguese summary. The basidiospores are intermediate in size between those of C.

Descriptions of some of coprophilois more interesting fungi are given, and aspects of their biodiversity and ecology are discussed.

Coprophilous fungi from Brazil

It seems to be less frequent than S. The coprophilous fungi that developed were recorded. Asci were gradually tapered towards the base. Coprophilous fungi release their spores to the surrounding vegetation, which is then eaten by herbivores. That study used cumulative species curves to compare the species richness of an area or substrate by calculating the number of species expected to be recorded from a standard number 50 of samples of dung.


Fruiting bodies of Pilobolus will suddenly rupture, sending the contents over 2 metres away.

ckprophilous Cap with coprophilpus and setules, the setules ampullate at the base, but not capitate. De Toni Mature fruit bodies of this ‘bird’s nest fungus’ were present in the field. Superficially like a large C. Lundqvist and Van Brummelenin their monographic treatments of the Sordariaceae and Ascobolus and Saccobolusnoted some early records but, apart from the collections of Andre de Meijer personal communication and Jahnthere seem to be few recent records of coprophilous fungi from Brazil.

These records, although based on a very small number of samples, point to the high diversity of Brazilian coprophilic fungi. This page was last edited on 5 Januaryfungii March 14, ; Accepted: Funngi such, some species have developed means of discharging spores a large distance. A widespread but overlooked species, recorded from Peru in Van Brummelen, The distribution of coprophilous fungi is closely linked to the distribution of the herbivores on which they rely, such as rabbits, deer, cattle, horses and sheep.

Coprophilous fungi

The fruiting bodies of the fungi then grow from the animal feces. Some spores had a single basal secondary appendage at the tip of the primary appendage, but other spores were seen with short secondary appendages that appeared to be attached laterally to the primary appendage.

Spores in a 4 x 2 arrangement when young coprophiloue.