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Interactions among soil, plants, and microorganisms drive secondary succession in a dry environment
Secondary succession studies have mainly focused on plants, but little is known about the fate of soil microbial communities and their relationship with plant succession after disturbance,Expand
Soil microbial community under a nurse-plant species changes in composition, biomass and activity as the nurse grows
Abstract Shrubs in semiarid ecosystems facilitate the establishment of other plant species under their canopies and promote changes in the understory plant communities as they grow. To betterExpand
Competitive interactions among three ectomycorrhizal fungi and their relation to host plant performance
1. Competition strongly influences many species assemblages, but its role in mycorrhizal fungal interactions is not well understood. We examined interactions among three ectomycorrhizal (ECM) speciesExpand
Quantitative detection of Lactarius deliciosus extraradical soil mycelium by real-time PCR and its application in the study of fungal persistence and interspecific competition.
Real-Time PCR has been applied to quantify extraradical soil mycelium of the edible ectomycorrhizal fungus Lactarius deliciosus in an interspecific competition experiment under greenhouse conditions.Expand
Determining the outcome of field‐based competition between two Rhizopogon species using real‐time PCR
Interest in the ecology of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi has increased considerably, but little is known about interspecific interactions among ECM species. We examined competitive interactions betweenExpand
Tracking mycorrhizas and extraradical mycelium of the edible fungus Lactarius deliciosus under field competition with Rhizopogon spp
The objective of this study is to evaluate the field persistence of the edible ectomycorrhizal fungus Lactarius deliciosus in competition with two ubiquitous soil fungi. Couples of plants inoculatedExpand
Plant-plant competition outcomes are modulated by plant effects on the soil bacterial community
Competition is a key process that determines plant community structure and dynamics, often mediated by nutrients and water availability. However, the role of soil microorganisms on plant competition,Expand
A role for below-ground biota in plant–plant facilitation
Summary 1. Plant–plant facilitation is an important driver of plant diversity, which in turn maintains ecosystem multifunctionality and can buffer some negative effects of climate change.Expand
Molecular identification of the edible ectomycorrhizal fungus Lactarius deliciosus in the symbiotic and extraradical mycelium stages.
Specific rDNA ITS amplifications, microsatellite-primed PCR and ITS-SSCP analysis were applied to identify and characterize pre-selected isolates of the edible ectomycorrhizal fungus LactariusExpand
Beech roots are simultaneously colonized by multiple genets of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria amethystina clustered in two genetic groups
In this study, we characterize and compare the genetic structure of aboveground and belowground populations of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria amethystina in an unmanaged mixed beech forest.Expand