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Title (Primary) Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests
Author Purahong, W.; Wubet, T.; Krüger, D.; Buscot, F.;
Journal ISME Journal
Year 2018
Department BZF; BOOEK; iDiv;
Volume 12
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12; T11;
Supplements https://media.nature.com/original/nature-assets/ismej/journal/v12/n1/extref/ismej2017177x1.pdf
UFZ wide themes RU1;
Abstract Wood-inhabiting fungi have essential roles in the regulation of carbon stocks and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. However, knowledge pertaining to wood-inhabiting fungi is only fragmentary and controversial. Here we established a large-scale deadwood experiment with 11 tree species to investigate diversity and tree species preferences of wood-inhabiting fungi using next-generation sequencing. Our results contradict existing knowledge based on sporocarp surveys and challenge current views on their distribution and diversity in temperate forests. Analyzing α-, β- and γ-diversity, we show that diverse fungi colonize deadwood at different spatial scales. Specifically, coniferous species have higher α- and γ-diversity than the majority of analyzed broadleaf species, but two broadleaf species showed the highest β-diversity. Surprisingly, we found nonrandom co-occurrence (P<0.001) and strong tree species preferences of wood-inhabiting fungi, especially in broadleaf trees (P<0.01). Our results indicate that the saprotrophic fungal community is more specific to tree species than previously thought.
ID 19462
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19462
Purahong, W., Wubet, T., Krüger, D., Buscot, F. (2018):
Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests
ISME J. 12 , 289 - 295