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Title (Primary) Host plant richness explains diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi: Response to the comment of Tedersoo et al. (2014)
Author Gao, C.; Shi, N.-N.; Liu, Y.-X.; Zheng, Y.; Ding, Q.; Mi, X.-C.; Ma, K.-P.; Wubet, T.; Buscot, F.; Guo, L.-D.;
Journal Molecular Ecology
Year 2014
Department BOOEK; iDiv;
Volume 23
Issue 5
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
Keywords community ecology; ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity; environmental DNA; host plant richness
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract Exploring the relationships between the biodiversity of groups of interacting organisms yields insight into ecosystem stability and function (Hooper et al. ; Wardle ). We demonstrated positive relationships between host plant richness and ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungal diversity both in a field study in subtropical China (Gutianshan) and in a meta-analysis of temperate and tropical studies (Gao et al. ). However, based on re-evaluation of our data sets, Tedersoo et al. () argue that the observed positive correlation between EM fungal richness and EM plant richness at Gutianshan and also in our metastudies was based mainly from (i) a sampling design with inconsistent species pool and (ii) poor data compilation for the meta-analysis. Accordingly, we checked our data sets and repeated the analysis performed by Tedersoo et al. (). In contrast to Tedersoo et al. (), our re-analysis still confirms a positive effect of plant richness on EM fungal diversity in Gutianshan, temperate and tropical ecosystems, respectively.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14740
Gao, C., Shi, N.-N., Liu, Y.-X., Zheng, Y., Ding, Q., Mi, X.-C., Ma, K.-P., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Guo, L.-D. (2014):
Host plant richness explains diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi: Response to the comment of Tedersoo et al. (2014)
Mol. Ecol. 23 (5), 996 - 999