Fine-level mycorrhizal specificity in the Monotropoideae (Ericaceae): specificity for fungal species groups.

@article{Bidartondo2002FinelevelMS,
  title={Fine-level mycorrhizal specificity in the Monotropoideae (Ericaceae): specificity for fungal species groups.},
  author={M. Bidartondo and T. Bruns},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          557-69
        }
}
  • M. Bidartondo, T. Bruns
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular ecology
  • The Monotropoideae (Ericaceae) are non-photosynthetic angiosperms that obtain fixed carbon from basidiomycete ectomycorrhizal fungi. In previous work, we showed that each plant species is associated with a single genus or a set of closely related genera of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Here we show that the level of specificity is much higher. We used a molecular phylogenetic approach to contrast specificity patterns among eight plant lineages and three fungal genera. We relied on fungal nuclear… CONTINUE READING

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