The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 53 Number 2: 104-106 December 1991

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Micro-Fungi of the Hendrie River Water Cave, Mackinac County, Michigan
Paul A. Volz and Ji Ping Yao


Soil samples collected in the beech-maple forest surrounding the Hendrie River Water Cave and from within the cave of the Fiborn Karst Preserve in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were examined for micro-fungal populations. Variation was noted in fungal species found within the cave and those found in areas out of the cave. The micro-fungal isolates were in greater abundance in soil outside the cave; however, suitable conditions existed within the cave that permitted limited micro-fungal survival and growth.

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