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Two latest species of freshwater fungi in China add to biodiversity knowledge.

Researchers have discovered two latest freshwater hyphomycete (mold) species in southwestern China.

The discovery, detailed in a study, marks the inclusion of those species in a genus and species, further strengthening the range of freshwater fungi known within the region.

A research team consisting of Lu Lee, Hong Zi Do and Ratchadawan Chiwangkun from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, together with Vinodhini Thiagarajah and Rangatiwa Fukumsk from the Kunming Institute of Botany, China and Darbhe Jayarama Bhatt from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. are used comprehensive morphological evaluation and multigene phylogenetic assessments of their study.

In particular, medicinal plants were identified on submerged branches, highlighting a novel ecological association.

Freshwater fungi are very diverse in China and are sometimes reported from submerged wood, freshwater insects, herbaceous substrates, sediments, leaves, foam and living plants.

Most species are often called saprobes (organisms that continue to exist decaying organisms) and play a crucial role in ecosystem function as decomposers, but also they are pathogens in addition to symbionts on humans and plants. will be

This research indicates the ecological and taxonomic richness of freshwater fungi in China, a rustic already recognized for its diverse fungal habitats. The findings provide priceless insight into the role these organisms play in freshwater ecosystems and emphasize the importance of ongoing biodiversity.