In: Sydowia 74, (2021): 121-132; ISSN 0082-0598, DOI 10.12905/0380.sydowia74-2021-0121, Published online on August 30, 2021
Diversity of Moniliaceous Fungi in Çamalti Saltern,
Emine Irdem* & Semra Ilhan
Biotechnology and Biosafety Department, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Eskisehir Osmangazi University,
26480 Eskis¸ehir, Turkey
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Letter, Eskis¸ehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskis¸ehir, Turkey
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Irdem E. & Ilhan S. (2025) Diversity of Moniliaceous Fungi in Çamalti Saltern, Izmir, Turkey. – Sydowia 74: 121–132.
This study aims to determine microfungal diversity (Moniliaceae family) in the Çamalti Saltern, Turkey. Water samples were
seasonally taken from four stations in the Çamalti Saltern ponds. Microfungi were isolated by membrane filtration method using
DRBC and DRBC10. The isolates have been identified using morphological and molecular techniques. The average numbers of all
the fungal colonies were determined to be 14 CFU/100 ml and 28 CFU/100 ml on DRBC and DRBC10 media, respectively. A total
of 35 species belonging to 5 genera have been identified. These genera were Acremonium (1 species), Aspergillus (14 species),
Fusarium (2 species), Penicillium (16 species), and Trichoderma (2 species). According to their relative abundance, the dominant
genus isolated on DRBC and DRBC10 medium was Penicillium (47 %). This study notes that the aquatic mycobiota of Çamalti
Saltern has a high diversity and most of the isolated species are inhabitants of hypersaline environments. Successful results were
obtained by using DRBC and DRBC10 on the isolation of the species that have different salt requirements. Using molecular techniques
as well as classical techniques, identification of microfungus has been complemental as the classical techniques are inadequate.
This study represents the first survey of moniliaceous fungi in I?
zmir Çamalti Saltern and provides data on their diversity
Keywords: hypersaline, mycobiota, Aspergillus, Penicillium, microfungi.