Amplicon-pyrosequencing-based detection of compositional shifts in bryophyte-associated fungal communities along an elevation gradient.

@article{Davey2013AmpliconpyrosequencingbasedDO,
  title={Amplicon-pyrosequencing-based detection of compositional shifts in bryophyte-associated fungal communities along an elevation gradient.},
  author={Marie Louise Davey and Einar Heegaard and Rune Halvorsen and H{\aa}vard Kauserud and Mikael Ohlson},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={368-83}
}
Although bryophytes are a dominant vegetation component of boreal and alpine ecosystems, little is known about their associated fungal communities. HPLC assays of ergosterol (fungal biomass) and amplicon pyrosequencing of the ITS2 region of rDNA were used to investigate how the fungal communities associated with four bryophyte species changed across an elevational gradient transitioning from conifer forest to the low-alpine. Fungal biomass and OTU richness associated with the four moss hosts… CONTINUE READING