Mycobiota

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mycobiota (noun,biogeography term,no singular) – a group of all the fungi confined to a particular area or geographic region; e. g., the mycobiota of Spain. The term was introduced as a replacement for flora to emphasize that fungi are not plants. Traditionally, flora was, however, never used exclusively for plants. Instead the term flora always included other plant-like organisms or organisms once believed to be plants. Common language still continues to use flora in that particular sense, e. g., the bacterial flora of the intestines. If terms like biota or mycobiota, bacterial biota, etc. are indeed preferred, it could also be argued that all other terms with any connotation of "plants", e. g., floristic, must be changed. This appears excessive.

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