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Global diversity and geography of soil fungi
Introduction The kingdom Fungi is one of the most diverse groups of organisms on Earth, and they are integral ecosystem agents that govern soil carbon cycling, plant nutrition, and pathology. FungiExpand
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Activity profiling of ectomycorrhiza communities in two forest soils using multiple enzymatic tests.
Data on the diversity and distribution of enzyme activities in native ectomycorrhizal (ECM) communities are inadequate. A microplate multiple enzymatic test was developed which makes it possible toExpand
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Climate extremes initiate ecosystem-regulating functions while maintaining productivity
Summary 1. Studying the effects of climate or weather extremes such as drought and heat waves on biodiversity and ecosystem functions is one of the most important facets of climate change research.Expand
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Tree diversity and species identity effects on soil fungi, protists and animals are context dependent
Plant species richness and the presence of certain influential species (sampling effect) drive the stability and functionality of ecosystems as well as primary production and biomass of consumers.Expand
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Morphological and anatomical characterisation of black alder Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. ectomycorrhizas
Abstract Ectomycorrhizal types of black alder [Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.] collected over a 3-year period within an alder forest were characterised by morphological and anatomical features. Of theExpand
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Enzymatic activities and stable isotope patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungi in relation to phylogeny and exploration types in an afrotropical rain forest.
Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi obtain both mineral and simple organic nutrients from soil and transport these to plant roots. Natural abundance of stable isotopes (¹⁵N and ¹³C) in fruit bodies andExpand
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Organic carbon sequestration in earthworm burrows
Abstract Earthworms strongly affect soil organic carbon cycling. The aim of this study was to determine whether deep burrowing anecic earthworms enhance carbon storage in soils and decrease CExpand
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Characterization and identification of black alder ectomycorrhizas by PCR/RFLP analyses of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS)
summary The identity of black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) ectomycorrhizas was investigated using PCR/RFLP analysis of the ITS region from 16 morphotypes sampled at a 60-yr-old black alderExpand
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Decolorization of synthetic dyes and production of manganese-dependent peroxidase by new fungal isolates
Two yeasts, Debaryomyces polymorphus, Candida tropicalis, and two filamentous fungi, Umbelopsis isabellina, Penicillium geastrivorus, could completely decolorize 100 mg Reactive Black 5 (RB 5) l−1Expand
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Xerocomus badius – Picea abies, an ectomycorrhiza of high activity and element storage capacity in acidic soil
Abstract Mycorrhizas were collected from three Norway spruce (Picea abies) stands in southwest Germany, sorted on the morphotype level and analysed by fluorescein diacetate vital fluorescenceExpand
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