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Fungi play major roles in ecosystem processes, but the determinants of fungal diversity and biogeographic patterns remain poorly understood. Using DNA metabarcoding data from hundreds of globally distributed soil samples, we demonstrate that fungal richness is decoupled from plant diversity. The plant-to-fungus richness ratio declines exponentially toward(More)
Compared with plants and animals, large-scale biogeographic patterns of microbes including fungi are poorly understood. By the use of a comparative phylogenetic approach and ancestral state reconstructions, we addressed the global biogeography, rate of evolution and evolutionary origin of the widely distributed ectomycorrhizal (EcM) /sebacina lineage that(More)
Tuber melanosporum is widely cultivated outside its natural habitat in various climatic conditions. This study aims to monitor the persistence of T. melanosporum in inoculated oak seedlings and document temporal changes of native ectomycorrhizal fungi in an Estonian 5-year-old plantation. Sampling of ectomycorrhizal fungi was carried out in June–July(More)
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