Isolation by landscape in populations of a prized edible mushroom Tricholoma matsutake

@article{Amend2009IsolationBL,
  title={Isolation by landscape in populations of a prized edible mushroom Tricholoma matsutake},
  author={Anthony S. Amend and Matteo M. Garbelotto and Zhendong Fang and Sterling C. Keeley},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={795-802}
}
Tricholoma matsutake, a wild edible ectomycorrhizal mushroom, is revered for its distinguished flavor and iconic significance. Here, we test for landscape effects on T. matsutake gene flow and population structure in the Eastern Himalayas. Using single-nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) DNA markers, isolation by distance patterns were tested on eight populations within and between watersheds. We find that high, treeless ridgelines are effective barriers to gene flow, even at distances less than 65 km… CONTINUE READING