Australian Journal of Botany Australian Journal of Botany Society
Southern hemisphere botanical ecosystems

Thermophilic Fungi Isolated From Some Australian Soils

DH Ellis and PJ Keane

Australian Journal of Botany 29(6) 689 - 704
Published: 1981


Altogether 13 species of thermophilic fungi were isolated from soil samples collected at 100 sites in six climatic regions in Australia. The range of species was found to be similar to that in soils of other continents. All except two species were common cosmopolitan fungi. Aspergillus fumigatus and Thermomyces lanuginosus were the most common species. being found in more than 60% of soils tested. The widest range of species was found in soils of the cool, moist, south-eastern climatic zone.

© CSIRO 1981

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