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A strong species-area relationship for eukaryotic soil microbes: island size matters for ectomycorrhizal fungi.
This study examines the species richness of a dominant group of eukaryotic soil microbes, ectomycorrhizal fungi, on 'tree islands' of constant age and host composition that range in size from < 10 to > 10,000 m(2). Expand
Size, distribution, and persistence of genets in local populations of the late-stage ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete, Russula brevipes.
High genotypic diversity in Sitka spruce stands suggests frequent mating and recombination between local inhabitants from primary establishment of basidiospores, and in lodgepole pine, fewer, unrelated genotypes of R. brevipes indicates that multiple sources of colonization arose from infrequent, long distance spore dispersal events. Expand
High diversity of fungi recovered from the roots of mature tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus) in northern California
This study demonstrates that tanoak supports a high diversity of ectomycor- rhizal fungi with comparable species richness to that observed in Quercus root communities. Expand
Host islands within the California Northern Channel Islands create fine‐scale genetic structure in two sympatric species of the symbiotic ectomycorrhizal fungus Rhizopogon
Both species show similar patterns of genetic differentiation as a result of limited dispersal between host populations as revealed by a significant isolation by distance relationship, and is most likely a function of the small foraging range of the few mammals that disperse Rhizopogon on these islands and the enormous spore bank characteristic of Rhizobogon species. Expand
No evidence of population structure across three isolated subpopulations of Russula brevipes in an oak/pine woodland.
Results indicate that R. brevipes constitutes a randomly mating population with no genetic differentiation between locations or across successive fruiting seasons. Expand
A multiplex PCR‐based method for the detection and early identification of wood rotting fungi in standing trees
Aims:  The goal of this research was the development of a PCR‐based assay to identify important decay fungi from wood of hardwood tree species in northern temperate regions.
Toward a stable classification of genera within the Entolomataceae: a phylogenetic re-evaluation of the Rhodocybe-Clitopilus clade
In the revised classification proposed here, Clitopilus is retained, Rhodocybe is emended, two genera previously accepted as synonyms of Rhodocy be are resurrected and Clitocella is described as new. Expand
Preserving accuracy in GenBank
GenBank, the public repository for nucleotide and protein sequences, is a critical resource for molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. While some attention has been drawn to sequenceExpand
Determining the outcome of field‐based competition between two Rhizopogon species using real‐time PCR
The results indicate that competition between these two Rhizopogon species occurs similarly in both field and laboratory settings and that when colonizing from spore, timing largely determines the outcome of initial competitive interactions. Expand
Multilocus phylogenetic and coalescent analyses identify two cryptic species in the Italian bianchetto truffle, Tuber borchii Vittad.
In spite of the lack of morphological differences, phylogenetic and coalescent-based analyses using four loci identified two genetically isolated groups sympatrically distributed and may be the result of recent range expansions from geographically distinct refugia. Expand