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Niebla ceruchis from Laguna Figueroa: dimorphic spore morphology and secondary compounds localized in pycnidia and apotheciaDuring and after the floods of 1979-80 Niebla ceruchis growing epiphytically on Lycium brevipes was one of the dominant aspects of the vegetation in the coastal dunal complex bordering the microbial mats at Laguna Figueroa, Baja California Norte, Mexico. The lichen on denuded branches of Lycium was far more extensively distributed than Lycium lacking lichen. Unusual traits of this Niebla ceruchis strain, namely localization of lichen compounds in the mycobiont reproductive structures (pycnidia and apothecia) and simultaneous presence of bilocular and quadrilocular ascospores, are reported. The abundance of this coastal lichen cover at the microbial mat site has persisted through April 1988.
Document ID
20040089077
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Enzien, M. (Boston University Massachusetts 02215, United States)
Margulis, L.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Microbios
Volume: 55
ISSN: 0026-2633
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR004-042
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
NASA Discipline Exobiology
Non-NASA Center