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Role of niche restrictions and dispersal in the composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities
Summary 1 Metacommunity and neutral theory have reinvigorated the study of ‘niches’ and have emphasized the importance of understanding the influences of competition, abiotic factors andExpand
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454-sequencing reveals stochastic local reassembly and high disturbance tolerance within arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities
1. Disturbance is assumed to be a major driver of plant community composition, but whether similar processes operate on associated soil microbial communities is less known. Based on the assumedExpand
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Molecular Community Analysis of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Roots of Geothermal Soils in Yellowstone National Park (USA)
To better understand adaptation of plants and their mycorrhizae to extreme environmental conditions, we analyzed the composition of communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in roots fromExpand
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Severe plant invasions can increase mycorrhizal fungal abundance and diversity
Invasions by non-native plants can alter ecosystem functions and reduce native plant diversity, but relatively little is known about their effect on belowground microbial communities. We show thatExpand
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Mechanical soil disturbance as a determinant of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in semi-natural grassland
While the effect of disturbance on overall abundance and community composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi has been researched in agricultural fields, less is known about the impact inExpand
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Interactions among nitrogen fixation and soil phosphorus acquisition strategies in lowland tropical rain forests.
Paradoxically, symbiotic dinitrogen (N2 ) fixers are abundant in nitrogen (N)-rich, phosphorus (P)-poor lowland tropical rain forests. One hypothesis to explain this pattern states that N2 fixersExpand
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Many eukaryotes interact with heritable endobacteria to satisfy diverse metabolic needs. Some of these interactions are facultative symbioses, in which one partner is not essential to the other.Expand
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Relative importance of competition and plant-soil feedback, their synergy, context dependency and implications for coexistence.
Plants interact simultaneously with each other and with soil biota, yet the relative importance of competition vs. plant-soil feedback (PSF) on plant performance is poorly understood. Using aExpand
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Importance of dispersal and thermal environment for mycorrhizal communities: lessons from Yellowstone National Park.
The relative importance of dispersal and niche restrictions remains a controversial topic in community ecology, especially for microorganisms that are often assumed to be ubiquitous. We investigatedExpand
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