A mycological investigation carried out in the hydrothermal caves of Monte Kronio, located in Sicily (southern Italy), is reported. This particular hydrothermal cave system is characterized by temperatures up to 37 °C and relative humidity close to 100%. In spite of the harsh conditions,which are prohibitive for most organisms, we counted 160 vital Morphological Taxonomic Units and identified 14 taxa during a survey of the system. The most prevalent genera were Penicillium, Cladosporium and Trametes. Furthermore, we report the first recorded occurrence of Metarhizium flavoviride var. flavoviride in a hypogean environment.

First mycological assessment in hydrothermal caves of Monte Kronio (Sicily, southern Italy)

DI PIAZZA, Simone;ISAIA, MARCO;Vizzini, A.;BADINO, Giovanni;VOYRON, Samuele;ZOTTI, MIRCA
2017

Abstract

A mycological investigation carried out in the hydrothermal caves of Monte Kronio, located in Sicily (southern Italy), is reported. This particular hydrothermal cave system is characterized by temperatures up to 37 °C and relative humidity close to 100%. In spite of the harsh conditions,which are prohibitive for most organisms, we counted 160 vital Morphological Taxonomic Units and identified 14 taxa during a survey of the system. The most prevalent genera were Penicillium, Cladosporium and Trametes. Furthermore, we report the first recorded occurrence of Metarhizium flavoviride var. flavoviride in a hypogean environment.
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Di Piazza, S.; Isaia, M.; Vizzini, A.; Badino, G.; Voyron, S.; Zotti, M.
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