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Water Fungi as Decomposers in Freshwater Ecosystems

  1. Mark O. Gessner1,
  2. Gunther Van Ryckegem2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env314

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Gessner, M. O. and Van Ryckegem, G. 2003. Water Fungi as Decomposers in Freshwater Ecosystems. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Limnological Research Center, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • An Overview of Fungal Systematics

  • Diversity, Distribution and Dispersal

  • The Mycelial Growth Form

  • Sources of Organic Matter

  • Leaf Litter Decomposers in Streams

  • Wood Decomposers in Streams

  • Decomposers in Freshwater Marshes


  • fungi;
  • fungi in freshwater ecosystems;
  • leaf decomposition by fungi in freshwater ecosystems;
  • macrophyte colonization by fungi;
  • wetlands, fungi activity in;
  • wood decomposition by fungi