Discovering the hidden diversity of fungi in Chile III

The final part of the GoLife team’s fieldwork took part in the Valdivian temperate rainforest ecoregion in southern Chile.

This ecoregion harbors various vegetation types, such as evergreen coastal laurel-leaved forest, mid-elevation forest, featuring endemic conifers (Podocarpus nubigenus and Fitzroya cuppressoides),subalpine Nothofagus forest, alpine grassland, and volcanic desert in the Andes. The team sampled a wide variety of macroalgae (red, green, and brown) in the intertidal zone, which are also being examined for endophytic fungi.

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