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dc.creatorGuyer, Hannah Elizabeth
dc.creatorRojas Camacho, Pedro
dc.creatorRollins, Adam W.
dc.creatorRojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso
dc.description.abstractTwo experiments employing a modified version of the standard “Cavender Method” were used to evaluate the incidence patterns of myxomycete and dictyostelids associated with different soils collected across north and central America. The soils were subjected to variable culturing conditions and parameters including plant material quality, agar type and bacterial food source. Ecological variables such as geographic location and land use quality were also evaluated to determine potential differences affecting the soils. The study also aimed to document the potential for mycetozoans to serve as indicators of ecosystem quality. The results indicated that plant materials with middle hardness and moderate cellulose to lignin ratio, in conjunction with an intermediate rich culturing media favoured the growth of mycetozoans. Also, Bacillus subtilis represented a suitable alternative to Escherichia coli. Dictyostelids were more commonly recovered from tropical soils than temperate soils, while the opposite pattern was observed for myxomycetes. No differences in mycetozoan incidence were detected when landscape-scale and soil quality parameters were examined. Overall, data related to the utility of using mycetozoans as bioindicators are still limited, but the results of this study suggest that more targeted, scaledependent studies are warranted. The modified protocol used herein appears to represent a reliable method to generate consistent data for ecological studies of mycetozoans, particularly when tropical soils are used.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[731-B5-058]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[731-A0-826]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCumberland Mountain Research Center/[]//Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.sourceCurrent Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology, Vol. 7(4), pp.322-330.es_ES
dc.subjectapplied microbiologyes_ES
dc.subject579.5 Hongos Eumycophyta (Hongos verdaderos)es_ES
dc.titleMycetozoan incidence in soils and their potential for ecosystem quality assessmentes_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ingeniería::Instituto Investigaciones en Ingeniería (INII)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ingeniería::Facultad de Ingeniería::Escuela de Ingeniería de Biosistemases_ES

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