For PEET's Sake! The Web of Life Lives By PEETsters Robert W. Lichtwardt, Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr., Merlin M. White, Matías J. Cafaro, and Amy Slaymaker
Not only are NSF PEET project biologists interconnected intellectually through interests in systematics, but the kinds of organisms studied may also have intimate biological relationships. Here is an example. Fungi in the class Trichomycetes live in the guts of various groups of arthropods, including major taxa within which individual PEET projects are focused. Genera shown in the list below represent all three orders of trichomycete gut fungi, but not all types of arthropod hosts of Trichomycetes are represented. The currently described number of fungal species in these associations are in parentheses.
Genera of Trichomycetes PEET Projects (Major Taxonomic Groups)
Astreptonema (5) Amphipoda
Updated 3 February 2000