Evidence for mycorrhizal races in a cheating orchid

  title={Evidence for mycorrhizal races in a cheating orchid},
  author={D. Lee Taylor and Thomas D. Bruns and Scott A. Hodges},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={35 - 43}
  • D. TaylorT. BrunsS. Hodges
  • Published 7 January 2004
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
Disruptive selection on habitat or host‐specificity has contributed to the diversification of several animal groups, especially plant‐feeding insects. Photosynthetic plants typically associate with a broad range of mycorrhizal fungi, while non‐photosynthetic plants that capture energy from mycorrhizal fungi (‘myco‐heterotrophs’) are often specialized towards particular taxa. Sister myco‐heterotroph species are often specialized towards different fungal taxa, suggesting rapid evolutionary shifts… 

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