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DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2022.907531
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) More than you can see: Unraveling the ecology and biodiversity of lichenized fungi associated with leaves and needles of 12 temperate tree species using high-throughput sequencing
Autor Tanunchai, B.; Schroeter, S.A.; Ji, L.; Wahdan, S.F.M.; Hossen, S.; Lehnert, A.-S.; Grünberg, H.; Gleixner, G.; Buscot, F.; Schulze, E.-D.; Noll, M.; Purahong, W.
Quelle Frontiers in Microbiology
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Department BOOEK; iDiv
Band/Volume 13
Seite von art. 907531
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Keywords ITS2; Physcia adscendens; red-list lichenized fungi; Foliicolous lichens, Illumina MiSeq
Abstract Currently, lichen surveys are generally based on the examination of fruiting bodies. However, lichens in the mycelial stage, in spores, or awaiting conditions for fruiting body formation are usually overlooked, even though they are important for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functions. This study aimed to explore the lichenized fungal community composition and richness associated with leaves and needles of 12 temperate tree species using Illumina MiSeq based amplicon sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 2 region. Picea abies harbored the highest richness and number of lichenized fungal species. We found that the lichenized fungus Physcia adscendens dominated leaves and needles of the most temperate tree species. Eleven lichenized fungal species detected in this current study, were recorded for the first time on leaves and needles. In addition, we identified Athallia cerinella, Fellhanera bouteillei and Melanohalea exasperata that are on the German national red lists. Lichenized fungal richness was higher in conifer compared to broadleaf trees. Overall, tree species (within coniferous trees) and tree type (broadleaved vs. coniferous trees) harbored significantly different lichenized fungal community compositions pointing out the importance of host species. Diversity and community composition patterns of lichenized fungi were correlated mainly with tree species. Our study demonstrates that the diversity of foliicolous lichens associated with leaves and needles of 12 temperate tree species can be appropriately analyzed and functionally assigned using ITS-based high-throughput sequencing. We highlighted the importance of conifers for maintaining the biodiversity of foliicolous lichens. Based on the discovery of many red list lichens, our methodological approach and results are important contribution to subsequent actions in the bio-conversation approaches.
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Tanunchai, B., Schroeter, S.A., Ji, L., Wahdan, S.F.M., Hossen, S., Lehnert, A.-S., Grünberg, H., Gleixner, G., Buscot, F., Schulze, E.-D., Noll, M., Purahong, W. (2022):
More than you can see: Unraveling the ecology and biodiversity of lichenized fungi associated with leaves and needles of 12 temperate tree species using high-throughput sequencing
Front. Microbiol. 13 , art. 907531