Lichenicolous Fungi Species From Çamlık National Park (Yozgat)

Kocakaya M., Kocakaya Z., Barak M. Ü.

International Ecology 2018 Symposium, Kastamonu, Turkey, 19 - 23 June 2018, pp.501

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kastamonu
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.501
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


continues to increase. There are approximately 200 lichenicolous fungi taxons in our country. Some lichenicolous fungi species developing on lichens collected from Yozgat Province, Çamlık National Park have been determined.

Material and Methods: Lichenicolous fungi species developing on lichens collected from Yozgat Province Çamlık National Park have been identified under the stereomicroscope. Anatomical sections have taken for examination in the light microscope. The characters that are important in species identification have been examined in detail. macro-micro photographs have been taken and have been identified using identification keys..

Results: As a result of the examinations, 5 lichenicolous fungi species have been found. This species: Arthonia subfuscicola (Linds.) Triebel, Arthonia lecanorina (Almq.) Mussat, Cercidospora epipolytropa (Mudd) Arnold, Muellerella pygmaea (Körb.) D. Hawksw. and Carbonea vitellinaria (Nyl.) Hertel. These species have been reported on Lecanora carpinea (L.) Vain., Lecanora albella (Pers.) Ach., Rhizoplaca melanophthalma (DC.) Leuckert, Circinaria contorta (Hoffm.) A. Nordin, Savić & Tibell and Candelariella vitellina (Hoffm.) Müll. Arg. on lichen species, respectively.

Discussion: Lichenicolous fungi are commonly found on lichens as host-specific parasites. they also live as broad-spectrum pathogens, saprotrophs or commensally. Lichenicolous fungi are very important for the environment where they are present. Lichenicolous fungi are the determinants of aged forests. We hope that this study will increase to works on these fascinating organisms by drawing attention to the largely unexplored biodiversity of lichenicolous fungi.