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Title (Primary) Molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in relation to soil chemical properties and heavy metal contamination
Author Zarei, M.; Hempel, S.; Wubet, T.; Schäfer, T.; Savaghebi, G.; Jouzani, G.; Nekouei, M.K.; Buscot, F.;
Journal Environmental Pollution
Year 2010
Department BOOEK;
Volume 158
Issue 8
Language englisch;
Keywords Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Heavy metal polluted soils; Internal transcribed spacer; Multivariate analysis; Soil chemical properties
Abstract Abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with dominant plant species were studied along a transect from highly lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) polluted to non-polluted soil at the Anguran open pit mine in Iran. Using an established primer set for AMF in the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of rDNA, nine different AMF sequence types were distinguished after phylogenetic analyses, showing remarkable differences in their distribution patterns along the transect. With decreasing Pb and Zn concentration, the number of AMF sequence types increased, however one sequence type was only found in the highly contaminated area. Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that further factors than HM soil concentration affect the AMF community at contaminated sites. Specifically, the soils' calcium carbonate equivalent and available P proved to be of importance, which illustrates that field studies on AMF distribution should also consider important environmental factors and their possible interactions.The molecular diversity of AMF was found to be influenced by a combination of soil heavy metal and other soil chemical parameters.
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Zarei, M., Hempel, S., Wubet, T., Schäfer, T., Savaghebi, G., Jouzani, G., Nekouei, M.K., Buscot, F. (2010):
Molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in relation to soil chemical properties and heavy metal contamination
Environ. Pollut. 158 (8), 2757 - 2765