Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment

M. Wuczkowski, K. Sterflinger, G. F. Kraus, B. Klug and H. Prillinger:

Diversity of microfungi and yeasts in soils of the alluvial zone national park along the river Danube downstream of Vienna, Austria (“Nationalpark Donauauen”)


The diversity of microfungi and yeasts in different soils in a river-floodplain landscape at the river Danube downstream of Vienna, Austria was analysed. Soil samples were taken from six different sites: under Salix sp.- and Populus sp. trees in a seasonally flooded and a not flooded forest and from agricultural fields with ecological and conventional farming.

Material was taken from the litter and from three soil cores: 0-5, 10-15 and 30-35 cm. Fungi were identified morphologically to genus level, yeast strains by sequencing the D1-D2 region of the 26S-rDNA. The seasonally flooded and the not flooded forest showed no difference, but the diversity of microfungi was higher under Populus trees.

Key words: fungi, yeast, diversity, litter, soil.