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- Sthultz, Christopher M.; Whitham, Thomas G.; Kennedy, Karla; Deckert, Ron; Gehring, Catherine A.
- New phytologist 2009 v.184 no.3 pp. 657-667
- Pinus edulis; community structure; ectomycorrhizae; fungal communities; genetic variation; herbivores; host plants; insects; mycorrhizal fungi; plant genetics; trees
- ... Although recent research indicates that herbivores interact with plant-associated microbes in complex ways, few studies have examined these interactions using a community approach. For example, the impact of herbivory on the community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF) is not well known. The influence of host plant genetics on EMF community composition is also poorly understood. We used a st ...
- Ehinger, Martine; Koch, Alexander M.; Sanders, Ian R.
- New phytologist 2009 v.184 no.2 pp. 412-423
- soil ecology; host range; vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae; mycorrhizal fungi; phenotype; evolution; hosts; symbionts; genetic variation; soil properties; hyphae; environmental factors; genotype-environment interaction; genotype; phosphates; Rhizophagus intraradices; ecosystems; phosphorus; genetic markers
- ... Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are plant symbionts that improve floristic diversity and ecosystem productivity. Many AMF species are generalists with wide host ranges. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi individuals are heterokaryotic, and AMF populations are genetically diverse. Populations of AMF harbor two levels of genetic diversity on which selection can act, namely among individuals and within ...