Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 69, No 2 (2012)

Check-list of microscopic protosteloid amoebae from the Southwest of Europe


https://doi.org/10.3989/ajbm.2318

María Aguilar
Mycology Department, Real Jardín Botánico, RJB-CSIC, Spain

Carlos Lado
Mycology Department, Real Jardín Botánico, RJB-CSIC, Spain

Abstract


A biodiversity survey for protosteloid amoebae was carried out in Spain, Portugal and France between 2005 and 2010. Samples were collected from three different microhabitats – aerial litter, ground litter, and bark of living plants – in a total of 97 localities. As result 26 to 28 species out of the 33 species of microscopic protosteloid amoebae described to date were recorded. An annotated list that comprises all available data about these organisms from this part of the world, a key to the species, comments on the morphology of the sporocarps and the trophic stages is presented. Photomicrographs of the fruiting bodies of most species, and distribution maps are also included.

Keywords


Protostelids; morphology; taxonomy; distribution; Iberian Peninsula; protists; Amoebozoa

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