Ericoid Roots and Mycospheres Govern Plant-Specific Bacterial Communities in Boreal Forest Humus

@article{Timonen2016EricoidRA,
  title={Ericoid Roots and Mycospheres Govern Plant-Specific Bacterial Communities in Boreal Forest Humus},
  author={Sari Timonen and Hanna Sinkko and Hui Sun and Outi-Maaria Sieti{\"o} and Johanna M. Rinta-Kanto and Heikki Kiheri and Jussi Heinonsalo},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={73},
  pages={939-953}
}
In this study, the bacterial populations of roots and mycospheres of the boreal pine forest ericoid plants, heather (Calluna vulgaris), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), were studied by qPCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS). All bacterial communities of mycosphere soils differed from soils uncolonized by mycorrhizal mycelia. Colonization by mycorrhizal hyphae increased the total number of bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) gene copies in the humus but… CONTINUE READING