Paper Title
Biodiversity of Meristematic Fungi

In this study black meristematic fungi were isolated from surfaces of historical marble monuments in Antalya (Phaselis). The morphology were characterized, the diversity were documented and the taxonomy and phylogeny of new isolated were clarified based on the molecular methods, that is, by sequencing parts of the small ribosomal subunit (18 S) and internal transcribed spacer regions. Rock surfaces in Phaselis were investigated with focus on the black fungi for the first time and some species are listed in this study. Key words - Black Fungi, Rock Inhabiting Fungi, Taxonomy, Meristematic Fungi