Light Converts Endosymbiotic Fungus to Pathogen, Influencing Seedling Survival and Niche-Space Filling of a Common Tropical Tree, Iriartea deltoidea

@inproceedings{lvarezLoayza2011LightCE,
  title={Light Converts Endosymbiotic Fungus to Pathogen, Influencing Seedling Survival and Niche-Space Filling of a Common Tropical Tree, Iriartea deltoidea},
  author={Patricia {\'A}lvarez-Loayza and James F White and M. Sotomayor Torres and Henrik Balslev and Thea Kristiansen and Jens-Christian Svenning and Nathalie Gil},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Pathogens are hypothesized to play an important role in the maintenance of tropical forest plant species richness. Notably, species richness may be promoted by incomplete filling of niche space due interactions of host populations with their pathogens. A potentially important group of pathogens are endophytic fungi, which asymptomatically colonize plants and are diverse and abundant in tropical ecosystems. Endophytes may alter competitive abilities of host individuals and improve host fitness… CONTINUE READING

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