Database Details : Trichomycetes

Full name: Trichomycetes
Short name: Trichomycetes
Version: Jan 2016
Release date: 2016-01-22
Authors/editors: Lichtwardt R.W.
Taxonomic coverage: Protozoa - Choanozoa (pro parte)
Fungi - Zygomycota - Not assigned - Asellariales, Harpellales
English name of the group: Fungi associated with Arthropods
Number of living species 385
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 86
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 471
Abstract: The trichomycetes (Fungi, class Trichomycetes plus ecologically related protozoans) are a cosmopolitan group of organisms that grow obligately in the guts of insects, crustaceans and millipedes that live in freshwater, marine or terrestrial habitats. Many trichomycetes appear to be commensalistic, but under particular circumstances they may provide their hosts with some essential organic nutrients. Some are known to produce cysts in the ovaries of adult females hosts which, in addition to sterilizing the host, serve as a mechanism of dispersal.
Organization: University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Website: http://www.nhm.ku.edu/~fungi/
Bibliographic citation: Lichtwardt R.W. (2017). Trichomycetes (version Jan 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th April 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.