This web site is devoted to fungi in class Euascomycetes
(hereafter referred to as ascomycetes) that occur in freshwater
habitats. It includes general background information about the group,
a referenced database listing the ascomycetes reported from freshwater
(World Records Database), a series of illustrated profiles of
freshwater ascomycete species (Species Monograph), a database of
asexual states (anamorphs) reported for freshwater ascomycetes
(teleomorphs), a literature database with references cited, and a
database of mitosporic ascomycetes (exclusive of Ingoldian and
aeroaquatic fungi) reported from the substrates on which freshwater
These databases were compiled and are maintained by Carol Shearer and
Huzefa Raja, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois and John Paul Schmit, U.S. National Park Service. The
web interface was designed by Jeffrey Haas, Director, Office of
Information Technology, Life Sciences, University of Illinois.
Contributions to the ascomycete database by Payam Fallah and Astrid
Ferrer are gratefully acknowledged. For additional information,
comments or to contribute records or profiles to the database, contact
Carol Shearer at email@example.com.
Financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF DEB 03-16496 and NSF DEB 08-44722) is gratefully acknowledged. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Cite as: Shearer CA and Raja HA (2010). Freshwater Ascomycetes Database:
http://fungi.life.illinois.edu/ (Accessed on <date>).