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Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding and taxon-specific primers.
. 2008; 180(2):479-90.

Abstract

Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiosis is a widespread plant nutrition strategy in Australia, especially in semiarid regions. This study aims to determine the diversity, community structure and host preference of ECM fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest. Ectomycorrhizal fungi were identified based on anatomotyping and rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-large subunit (LSU) sequence analysis using taxon-specific primers. Host tree roots were identified based on root morphology and length differences of the chloroplast trnL region. A total of 123 species of ECM fungi were recovered from root tips of Eucalyptus regnans (Myrtaceae), Pomaderris apetala (Rhamnaceae) and Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae). The frequency of two thirds of the most common ECM fungi from several lineages was significantly influenced by host species. The lineages of Cortinarius, Tomentella-Thelephora, Russula-Lactarius, Clavulina, Descolea and Laccaria prevailed in the total community and their species richness and relative abundance did not differ by host species. This study demonstrates that strongly host-preferring, though not directly specific, ECM fungi may dominate the below-ground community. Apart from the richness of Descolea, Tulasnella and Helotiales and the lack of Suillus-Rhizopogon and Amphinema-Tylospora, the ECM fungal diversity and phylogenetic community structure is similar to that in the Holarctic realm.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, 40 Lai Street, EST-51005 Tartu, Estonia. leho.tedersoo@ut.eeNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18631297

Citation

Tedersoo, Leho, et al. "Strong Host Preference of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in a Tasmanian Wet Sclerophyll Forest as Revealed By DNA Barcoding and Taxon-specific Primers." The New Phytologist, vol. 180, no. 2, 2008, pp. 479-90.
Tedersoo L, Jairus T, Horton BM, et al. Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding and taxon-specific primers. New Phytol. 2008;180(2):479-90.
Tedersoo, L., Jairus, T., Horton, B. M., Abarenkov, K., Suvi, T., Saar, I., & Kõljalg, U. (2008). Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding and taxon-specific primers. The New Phytologist, 180(2), 479-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02561.x
Tedersoo L, et al. Strong Host Preference of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in a Tasmanian Wet Sclerophyll Forest as Revealed By DNA Barcoding and Taxon-specific Primers. New Phytol. 2008;180(2):479-90. PubMed PMID: 18631297.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding and taxon-specific primers. AU - Tedersoo,Leho, AU - Jairus,Teele, AU - Horton,Bryony M, AU - Abarenkov,Kessy, AU - Suvi,Triin, AU - Saar,Irja, AU - Kõljalg,Urmas, Y1 - 2008/07/08/ PY - 2008/7/18/pubmed PY - 2009/3/4/medline PY - 2008/7/18/entrez SP - 479 EP - 90 JF - The New phytologist JO - New Phytol. VL - 180 IS - 2 N2 - Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiosis is a widespread plant nutrition strategy in Australia, especially in semiarid regions. This study aims to determine the diversity, community structure and host preference of ECM fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest. Ectomycorrhizal fungi were identified based on anatomotyping and rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-large subunit (LSU) sequence analysis using taxon-specific primers. Host tree roots were identified based on root morphology and length differences of the chloroplast trnL region. A total of 123 species of ECM fungi were recovered from root tips of Eucalyptus regnans (Myrtaceae), Pomaderris apetala (Rhamnaceae) and Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae). The frequency of two thirds of the most common ECM fungi from several lineages was significantly influenced by host species. The lineages of Cortinarius, Tomentella-Thelephora, Russula-Lactarius, Clavulina, Descolea and Laccaria prevailed in the total community and their species richness and relative abundance did not differ by host species. This study demonstrates that strongly host-preferring, though not directly specific, ECM fungi may dominate the below-ground community. Apart from the richness of Descolea, Tulasnella and Helotiales and the lack of Suillus-Rhizopogon and Amphinema-Tylospora, the ECM fungal diversity and phylogenetic community structure is similar to that in the Holarctic realm. SN - 1469-8137 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18631297/Strong_host_preference_of_ectomycorrhizal_fungi_in_a_Tasmanian_wet_sclerophyll_forest_as_revealed_by_DNA_barcoding_and_taxon_specific_primers_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02561.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -