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Yeh, Zeng-Yung. Biodiversity inventory of dictyostelid cellular slime molds in Taiwan. Mycotaxon 86: 103 - 110. 2003.

ABSTRACT: Dictyostelid cellular slime molds are widely distributed in the world, and they are most numerous and of the greatest variety in forest soils. Taiwan is located in the subtropics with many high mountains. The vegetation is luxuriant and the fungal biodiversity is great. Dictyostelid cellular slime molds were obtained from soils of various habitats such as forests, grasslands or cultivated fields of Taiwan. Up to date, 17 species and 3 genera have been recorded, namely: Acytostelium leptosomum, Dictyostelium aureo-stipes var. aureo-stipes, D. brefeldianum, D. clavatum, D. coeruleo-stipes, D. delicatum, D. giganteum, D. lavandulum, D. macrocephalum, D. minutum, D. monochasioides, D. polycephalum, D. purpureum, D. rhizopodium, Polysphondylium pallidum, P. pseudo-candidum and P. violaceum. Ecological distribution of the above 17 species in forest soil of Taiwan and keys for taxonomy are provided.

KEYWORDS: Mycetozoa, dictyostelids, Acytostelium, Dictyostelium, Polysphondylium


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