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Title: Integrating chytrid fungal parasites intoplankton ecology: research gaps and needs
Authors: Frenken, Thijs
Alacid, Elisabet
Berger, Stella A.
Bourne, Elizabeth C.
Gerphagnon, Melanie
Grossart, Hans-Peter
Gsell, Alena S.
Ibelings, Bas W.
Kagami, Maiko
Kupper, Frithjof C.
Letcher, Peter M.
Loyau, Adeline
Miki, Takeshi
Nejstgaard, Jens C.
Rasconi, Serena
Rene, Albert
Rohrlack, Thomas
Rojas-Jimenez, Keilor
Schmeller, Dirk S.
Scholz, Bettina
Seto, Kensuke
Sime-Ngando, Telesphore
Sukenik, Assaf
Van de Waa, Dedmer B.
Van den Wyngaert, Silke
Van Donk, Ellen
Wolinska, Justyna
Wurzbacher, Christian
Agha, Ramsy
Publisher: Environmental Microbiology
Citation: Frenken, T., Alacid, E., Berger, S. A, Bourne, E. C., Gerphagnon, M., Grossart, H.-P., Gsell, A. S., Ibelings, B. W., Kagami, M., Kupper, F. C., Letcher, P. M., Loyau, A., Miki, T., Nejstgaard, J. C., Rasconi, S., Rene, A., Rohrlack, T., Rojas-Jimenez, K., Schmeller, D. S.,... y Agha, R. (2017). Integrating chytrid fungal parasites intoplankton ecology: research gaps and needs. Environmental Microbiology, 19(10), 3802-3822.
Abstract: Summary: Chytridiomycota, often referred to as chytrids, can bevirulent parasites with the potential to inflict massmortalities on hosts, causing e .g. changes inphytoplankton size distributions and succession,and the delay or suppression of bloom events.Molecular environmental surveys have revealed anunexpectedly large diversity of chytrids across awide range of aquatic ecosystems worldwide. As aresult, scientific interest towards fungal parasites ofphytoplankton has been gaining momentum in thepast few years. Yet, we still know little about theecology of chytrids, their life cycles, phylogeny, hostspecificity and range. Information on the contributionof chytrids to trophic interactions, as well as co-evolutionary feedbacks of fungal parasitism on hostpopulations is also limited. This paper synthesizesideas stressing the multifaceted biological relevanceof phytoplankton chytridiomycosis, resulting fromdiscussions among an international team of chytridresearchers. It presents our view on the most pressingresearch needs for promoting the integration ofchytrid fungi into aquatic ecology.
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