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Mutualist and pathogen traits interact to affect plant community structure in a spatially explicit model
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A spatially explicit dynamic model is presented that separates the effects of microbial mutualists and pathogens, thereby presenting a testable mechanistic framework to reconcile previously puzzling observations of the strength and direction of PSF with diversity maintenance.
Host plant phylogeny and abundance predict root‐associated fungal community composition and diversity of mutualists and pathogens
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It is found that RAF communities are structured by the phylogenetic relatedness of hosts and, to a lesser extent, by spatial distance, with pathogens showing stronger host preference than mutualists.
Host affinity of endophytic fungi and the potential for reciprocal interactions involving host secondary chemistry.
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The results suggest at least two potential processes: (1) Plant secondary chemistry influences assembly and composition of fungal endophytic communities, and (2) host colonization by endophytes subsequently induces changes in the host chemical landscape.
Community composition and diversity of Neotropical root‐associated fungi in common and rare trees
Interactions between plants and root‐associated fungi can affect the assembly, diversity, and relative abundances of tropical plant species. Host–symbiont compatibility and some degree of host
Comparison of methods for monitoring Mindarus abietinus (Homoptera: Aphididae) and their potential damage in Christmas tree plantations.
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The results indicate that growers need to monitor aphids before budbreak and limit insecticide applications to trees with predictable levels of infestation that will be harvested for shipment rather than grown for Choose-and-Cut.
Author Correction: Mutualist and pathogen traits interact to affect plant community structure in a spatially explicit model
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