Appreciation: Fungal life on the space station

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    For those who like fungi whether they are terrestrial or not .... :-)

    Below link to a report published April 2019 documenting fungal and other life residing in the international space station.

    Notable fungi include;
    Penicillium, including P. chrysogenum
    Aspergillus
    , including A. fumiugatus
    Cryptococcus

    Rhodotorula, including R. mucilaginosa

    Total fungi species found are in genera belonging to the (families, clades and phyla);
    Lasiosphaeriaceae
    Basidiomycota
    Ulocladium
    Dothideomycetes
    Exobasidiomycetes
    Vuilleminiaceae
    Mycosphaerellaceae
    Ascomycota
    Sporidiobolaceae
    https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-019-0666-x
     

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