Cryomyces antarcticus

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Cryomyces antarcticus
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C. antarcticus
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Cryomyces antarcticus
Selbmann, L.; Hoog, G.S. de; Mazzaglia, A.; Friedmann, E.I.; Onofri, S., 2005

Cryomyces antarcticus is a fungus of uncertain placement in the class Dothideomycetes, division Ascomycota. Found in Antarctica, it was described as new to science in 2005.[1] It has been found to be able to survive the harsh outer space environment and cosmic radiation.[2]

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  1. ^ Selbmann L, de Hoog GS, Mazzaglia A, Friedmann EI, Onofri S (2005). "Fungi at the edge of life: cryptoendolithic black fungi from Antarctic deserts". Studies in Mycology. 51: 1–32.
  2. ^ Onofri S, Barreca D, Selbmann L, Isola D, Rabbow E, Horneck G, de Vera JP, Hatton J, Zucconi L (2008). "Resistance of Antarctic black fungi and cryptoendolithic communities to simulated space and Martian conditions". Studies in Mycology. 61: 99–109. doi:10.3114/sim.2008.61.10. PMC 2610303. PMID 19287532.

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