Factors related to diversity of decomposer fungi in tropical forests

@article{Lodge2004FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to diversity of decomposer fungi in tropical forests},
  author={D. Jean Lodge},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={681-688}
}
Recent studies suggest that host-preferences are common among certain groups of tropical fungal decomposers but rare in others, and sometimes occur where we least expect them. Host preferences among microfungi and ascomycetes that decompose leaf litter are common but usually involve differences in relative frequencies more than presence/absence, so their diversity may be loosely correlated with species richness of host trees. Strong host-specificity appears to be rare among wood decomposer… CONTINUE READING

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