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dc.contributor.authorLacerda, A.L.d.F.
dc.contributor.authorProietti, M.C.
dc.contributor.authorSecchi, E.R.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Joe D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T08:55:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-24T15:10:16Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T08:55:41Z
dc.date.available2021-02-24T15:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationLacerda A.L.d.F, Proietti MC, Secchi ER et al (2020) Diverse groups of fungi are associated with plastics in the surface waters of the Western South Atlantic and the Antarctic Peninsula. Molecular Ecology. 29(10): 1903-1918.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18368
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractMarine plastic pollution has a range of negative impacts for biota and the colonization of plastics in the marine environment by microorganisms may have significant ecological impacts. However, data on epiplastic organisms, particularly fungi, is still lacking for many ocean regions. To evaluate plastic associated fungi and their geographic distribution, we characterised plastics sampled from surface waters of the western South Atlantic (WSA) and Antarctic Peninsula (AP), using DNA metabarcoding of three molecular markers (ITS2, 18S rRNA V4 and V9 regions). Numerous taxa from eight fungal phyla and a total of 64 orders were detected, including groups that had not yet been described associated with plastics. There was a varied phylogenetic assemblage of predominantly known saprotrophic taxa within the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. We found a range of marine cosmopolitan genera present on plastics in both locations, i.e., Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Wallemia and a number of taxa unique to each region, as well as a high variation of taxa such as Chytridiomycota and Aphelidomycota between locations. Within these basal fungal groups we identified a number of phylogenetically novel taxa. This is the first description of fungi from the Plastisphere within the Southern Hemisphere, and highlights the need to further investigate the potential impacts of plastic associated fungi on other organisms and marine ecosystems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico. Grant Numbers: 407889/2013‐2, PQ 310597/2018‐8, PQ 312470/2018‐5, SWE 206250/2017‐7. Programa de Excelênca Acadêmica – PROEX. University of Salford Career Development Fellowship. Chevron Brasil Upstrem Frade Ltda. Brazilian Interministerial Commission for the Resources of the Sea (CIRM).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15444en_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Molecular Ecology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.subjectAntarcticaen_US
dc.subjectDNA metabarcodingen_US
dc.subjectFungien_US
dc.subjectMarineen_US
dc.subjectPlasticsen_US
dc.subjectPlastisphereen_US
dc.titleDiverse groups of fungi are associated with plastics in the surface waters of the Western South Atlantic and the Antarctic Peninsulaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2020-04-02
dc.date.application2020-04-08
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2021-02-18T08:55:48Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-24T15:11:33Z
dc.openaccess.statusGolden_US


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