Fossil fungi (Endogonaceae) from the Triassic of Antarctica

T. N. Taylor, James White

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Abstract

Fungal sporocarps are described from Triassic silicified peat deposits from Antarctica. Sporocarps possess a two-layered wall and contain a single spore. The outer layer is mycelial; the inner layer, noncellular. The combination of primitive and advanced features suggests that this fungus is intermediate in complexity between the lower and evolutionarily more advanced fungi. The Antarctic fungus and morphologically similar fossils resemble extant members of the Endogonaceae, but appear to have been saprophytes rather than mycorrhizal symbionts. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Botany
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Endogonaceae
Antarctica
Fungi
Triassic
fossils
fungus
fossil
fruiting bodies
fungi
saprophytes
symbiont
Spores
symbionts
peat
spore
Soil
spores

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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In: American Journal of Botany, Vol. 76, No. 3, 01.01.1989, p. 389-396.

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