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DOI 10.1038/srep31439
Title (Primary) Divergent habitat filtering of root and soil fungal communities in temperate beech forests
Author Goldmann, K. ORCID logo ; Schröter, K.; Pena, R.; Schöning, I.; Schrumpf, M.; Buscot, F.; Polle, A.; Wubet, T. ORCID logo
Source Titel Scientific Reports
Year 2016
Department BOOEK; iDiv
Volume 6
Page From art. 31439
Language englisch
Keywords Biogeography; Fungal ecology
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Abstract Distance decay, the general reduction in similarity of community composition with increasing geographical distance, is known as predictor of spatial variation and distribution patterns of organisms. However, changes in fungal communities along environmental gradients are little known. Here we show that distance decays of soil-inhabiting and root-associated fungal assemblages differ, and identify explanatory environmental variables. High-throughput sequencing analysis of fungal communities of beech-dominated forests at three study sites across Germany shows that root-associated fungi are recruited from the soil fungal community. However, distance decay is substantially weaker in the root-associated than in the soil community. Variance partitioning of factors contributing to the observed distance decay patterns support the hypothesis that host trees stabilize the composition of root-associated fungi communities, relative to soil communities. Thus, they not only have selective impacts on associated communities, but also buffer effects of changes in microclimatic and environmental variables that directly influence fungal community composition.
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Goldmann, K., Schröter, K., Pena, R., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Polle, A., Wubet, T. (2016):
Divergent habitat filtering of root and soil fungal communities in temperate beech forests
Sci. Rep. 6 , art. 31439 10.1038/srep31439