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FUNGuild: An open annotation tool for parsing fungal community datasets by ecological guild
Fungi typically live in highly diverse communities composed of multiple ecological guilds. Although high-throughput sequencing has greatly increased the ability to quantify the diversity of fungi inExpand
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Using network analysis to explore co-occurrence patterns in soil microbial communities
Exploring large environmental datasets generated by high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies requires new analytical approaches to move beyond the basic inventory descriptions of the compositionExpand
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Cross-biome metagenomic analyses of soil microbial communities and their functional attributes
For centuries ecologists have studied how the diversity and functional traits of plant and animal communities vary across biomes. In contrast, we have only just begun exploring similar questions forExpand
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Examining the global distribution of dominant archaeal populations in soil
Archaea, primarily Crenarchaeota, are common in soil; however, the structure of soil archaeal communities and the factors regulating their diversity and abundance remain poorly understood. Here, weExpand
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Bacterial Communities Associated with the Lichen Symbiosis †
ABSTRACT Lichens are commonly described as a mutualistic symbiosis between fungi and “algae” (Chlorophyta or Cyanobacteria); however, they also have internal bacterial communities. Recent researchExpand
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Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide.
Aboveground-belowground interactions exert critical controls on the composition and function of terrestrial ecosystems, yet the fundamental relationships between plant diversity and soil microbialExpand
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The under-recognized dominance of Verrucomicrobia in soil bacterial communities.
Verrucomicrobia are ubiquitous in soil, but members of this bacterial phylum are thought to be present at low frequency in soil, with few studies focusing specifically on verrucomicrobial abundance,Expand
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Global biogeography of highly diverse protistan communities in soil
Protists are ubiquitous members of soil microbial communities, but the structure of these communities, and the factors that influence their diversity, are poorly understood. We used barcodedExpand
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Microbial Biogeography of Public Restroom Surfaces
We spend the majority of our lives indoors where we are constantly exposed to bacteria residing on surfaces. However, the diversity of these surface-associated communities is largely unknown. WeExpand
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Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York City's Central Park are similar to those observed globally
Soil biota play key roles in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems, however, compared to our knowledge of above-ground plant and animal diversity, the biodiversity found in soils remains largelyExpand
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