Zoosporic fungi growing on dead dragonflies (Odonata)


The mycoflora developing on dead specimens of 11 species of dragonfly, collected while floating on the water surface, was investigated under laboratory conditions. Sixty-six zoosporic fungus species were found to grow on the fragments of dragonfly investigated, including 15 Chytridiomycetes and 51 Oomycetes. Of these 66 species, 18 are known as parasites or necrotrophs of fish. Three fungus species were recorded for the first time from Poland.

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