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Are dark septate endophytes bioindicators of climate in mountain ecosystems?
- Pandey, Anita
- Rhizosphere 2019 v.9 pp. 110-111
- altitude, anamorphs, climate, climate change, ecosystems, endophytes, monitoring, mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal fungi, rhizosphere
- Dark septate endophytes (DSE), often referred as a miscellaneous group of ascomycetous anamorphic fungi, are making their way in root-microbiome research. Reports, on occurrence of these endophytic fungi, are increasingly emerging from various mountain ecosystems showing their dominance with increasing altitude; also causing shift in colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Can these DSE be seen as root associated bioindicators for climate change, by anticipating and monitoring shifts in the community structure of root mycorrhizae and endophytes?