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Rhizopogon subgenus Villosuli are the only members of the genus known to form an ectomycorrhizal relationship exclusively with Pseudotsuga. The specificity of this host relationship is unusual in that Rhizopogon is broadly associated with several tree genera within the Pinaceae and relationships with a host genus are typically distributed across Rhizopogon(More)
Using spatial autocorrelation analysis, we examined the within-population genetic structure of Rhizopogon vinicolor and R. vesiculosus, two hypogeous ectomycorrhizal (EM) species that are sympatric sister taxa known to differ in their clonal structure. We collected 121 sporocarps and 482 tuberculate EM of both species from a 20 ha forest stand dominated by(More)
Soil depth partitioning is thought to promote the diversity of ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungal communities, but little is known about whether it is controlled by abiotic or biotic factors. In three bioassay experiments, we tested the role of vertical soil heterogeneity in determining the distributions and competitive outcomes of the EM sister species Rhizopogon(More)
Fungi in the genus Ascosphaera (Ascomycota: Eurotiomycetes: Ascosphaerales) cause chalkbrood disease in larvae of bees. Here, we report the first-ever detection of the fungus in adult bumble bees that were raised in captivity for studies on colony development. Wild queens of Bombus griseocollis, B. nevadensis and B. vosnesenskii were collected and(More)
Divergence of breeding system plays an important role in fungal speciation. Ectomycorrhizal fungi, however, pose a challenge for the study of reproductive biology because most cannot be mated under laboratory conditions. To overcome this barrier, we sequenced the draft genomes of the ectomycorrhizal sister species Rhizopogon vinicolor Smith and Zeller and(More)
The descolea clade includes species of ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes in the genera Descolea, Setchelliogaster, Descomyces, and Timgrovea that are known primarily from the Southern Hemisphere. Taxa in this group produce basidiomes that range in morphology from typical epigeous mushrooms (Descolea) and secotioid taxa (Setchelliogaster) to fully gasteroid(More)
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