Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 45–49 | Cite as

Aplanochytrium kerguelensis gen. nov. spec. nov., a new phycomycete from subantarctic marine waters

  • Günther Bahnweg
  • Frederick K. SparrowJr.


A new monocentric marine fungus,Aplanochytrium kerguelensis gen. nov. spec. nov., was recovered from water samples taken in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Islands in the South Indian Ocean during a cruise of the research vessel USNS “Eltanin”.Aplanochytrium is very similar toThraustochytrium Sparrow (1936) in having a chytrid-like thallus and in being able to utilize pine pollen as a substrate to which it establishes contact by well-developed rhizoids. At maturity, however, only aplanospores are formed, as inDermocystidium sensu Goldstein and Moriber (1966).


Water Sample Indian Ocean Marine Water Research Vessel Marine Fungus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Bahnweg
    • 1
  • Frederick K. SparrowJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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