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Plating of marine samples on agar plates

 

 

 

 

Ellisiopsis sp., Lophodermium sp. on leaf litter

 

 Fungi isolation

We employ ecological approaches and in-house methodologies to maximize the diversity of microbial strains isolated. 

Both direct observation and indirect isolation techniques, such as culturing of substrata containing fungal propagules on semi solid agar media of various composition, are used.  Isolations can be carried out in the field during expeditions or back in the lab from collected samples.

More complex techniques are used to recover symbiotic fungi associated with marine organisms or with plant roots (mycorrhizae).

 

Direct fungal identification and isolation from collected samples

Some discomycetes from the Pyrénées, France

     

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