This list provides a check-list of the non-lichenized fungi reported from Antarctica that have been published in the literature or deposited in major culture collections. The list includes all macrofungi, filamentous forms and yeasts, together with some members of the Chromista (Straminipila) that have historically been considered as fungi. This compilation excludes lichens, as these species have been extensively listed elsewhere.
Primary source data are from the collections and records held in the Biological Sciences Division at British Antarctic Survey and the Mycology Section, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Secondary data is from publicly available specimen and culture collections and scientific literature.
The list is part of an ongoing determination of the fungal diversity of the Antarctic region, and this version includes details of names, synonyms, taxonomy and at least one reference to an available record. Within these categories links are made between reported and current names, and all entries are bookmarked to individual references and citations. A details section is currently being developed to include hosts and substrates, this is very much a "work in progress" and is being regularly updated. Details on collection locations are also currently being added, and the information under region indicates at least whether the collection was from the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic , together with more information on location. These two fields will be expanded in the future.
Chromista (Straminipila), culture collections, filamentous forms, macrofungi, mycology, non-lichenized fungi
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|Role(s)||Investigator, Technical Contact, Metadata Author|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Reference:||Bibliographic references can be found at https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/bas_research/data/access/fungi/listrefs.html
Definition of exact boundary/area definition for this data can be found in:
Pegler, D.N., Spooner, B.M. & Smith, R.I. Lewis. (1980). Higher fungi of Antarctica, the Subantarctic zone and Falkland Islands. Kew Bulletin 35, 499-562
|Data Set Creator||Paul Bridge, Brian Spooner & Peter Roberts|
|Data Set Title||List of non-lichenized fungi from the Antarctic region|
|Data Set Release Date||January 2010|
|Data Set Publisher||British Antarctic Survey|
|Detailed Location||Average position of polar front|