Host plant phylogeny and abundance predict root‐associated fungal community composition and diversity of mutualists and pathogens

  title={Host plant phylogeny and abundance predict root‐associated fungal community composition and diversity of mutualists and pathogens},
  author={John W. Schroeder and Jessica T. Martin and Diego Francisco Angulo and Itzel Arias‐Del Razo and Jomar Magalh{\~a}es Barbosa and Ram{\'o}n Perea and Esther Sebasti{\'a}n‐Gonz{\'a}lez and Rodolfo Dirzo},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  pages={1557 - 1566}
Interactions between plants and their root‐associated fungi (RAF) may influence the relative abundance of tree species and determine forest community diversity. Such plant–soil feedbacks in turn depend on the degree to which spatial distance and phylogenetic relatedness of host trees structure pathogen and mutualist communities, but research detailing these aspects of RAF communities is lacking. Here, we characterize plant–RAF associations across a diverse plant community, focusing on the… 
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