Microcolonial Fungi: Common Inhabitants on Desert Rocks?

Science  26 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4536, pp. 1093-1095
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4536.1093


Microcolonial structures have been harvested from desert rock samples for cultivation and ultrastructural examination. The results indicate that these microcolonial structures are fungi previously unrecognized as inhabitants of desert rocks.