Mycoflora of soil around the Dead Sea II - Deuteromycetes (except Aspergillus and Penicillium).
Samples were taken from the top 10 cm of soils from 56 localities along the Dead Sea valley, Israel. There were 269 isolates representing 106 species dispatched into 51 genera of Deuteromycetes [Deuteromycotina] (Aspergillus and Penicillium not included) in addition to 20 sterile mycelia and an unidentified black yeast. The genera Alternaria, Ulocladium and Fusarium were represented respectively by 6, 8 and 10 different species and were the most frequently isolated in the different samples. The most common species were Acremonium strictum, Alternaria alternata, A. chlamydospora, Botryotrichum piluliferum, Botrytis cinerea, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Epicoccum nigrum, Fusarium oxysporum, Ulocladium atrum, U. chlamydosporum, U. consortiale. One new Bipolaris species was isolated. One thermophile was found: Scytalidium thermophilum. No strict halophiles but only halotolerant species were obtained.