Several biodiversity studies have shown that soil is a great reservoir of organisms including fungi. Especially, culture- independent approaches using methods such high throughput sequencing (HTS) and metabarcoding have revealed a considerably increase in the expected number of species and at the same time are giving new insights in fungal ecology and proven as a powerful tool for monitoring studies. However, culture-dependent methods remain valuable as source for obtaining and preserving that biodiversity for further studies that can lead to a better knowledge of the role they play in the ecosystems or as a basis for biotechnological applications. By having a pure culture, particularly, in taxonomic studies where a species level identification is necessary, allow us to implement different morphological and molecular studies and in addition many of those unknown taxa can be described.
Period21 Sept 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational