Global assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus diversity reveals very low endemism

@article{Davison2015GlobalAO,
  title={Global assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus diversity reveals very low endemism},
  author={John Davison and Mari Moora and Maarja {\"O}pik and Alok Adholeya and Leho Ainsaar and Al-ghaffar Ba and Sriteja Burla and Abadala Gamby Di{\'e}dhiou and Indrek Hiiesalu and Teele Jairus and Nancy Collins Johnson and Ayla Kane and Kadri Koorem and Mandira Kochar and Coumba Ndiaye and Meelis Paertel and {\"U}lle Reier and {\"U}lle Saks and Royana Singh and Martti Vasar and Martin Zobel},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={349},
  pages={970-973}
}
The global biogeography of microorganisms remains largely unknown, in contrast to the well-studied diversity patterns of macroorganisms. We used arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus DNA from 1014 plant-root samples collected worldwide to determine the global distribution of these plant symbionts. We found that AM fungal communities reflected local environmental conditions and the spatial distance between sites. However, despite AM fungi apparently possessing limited dispersal ability, we found 93… CONTINUE READING
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