Links between plant and fungal communities across a deforestation chronosequence in the Amazon rainforest.

@article{Mueller2014LinksBP,
  title={Links between plant and fungal communities across a deforestation chronosequence in the Amazon rainforest.},
  author={Rebecca C. Mueller and Fabiana da Silva Paula and Babur Saeed Mirza and Jorge L. M. Rodrigues and Klaus N{\"u}sslein and Brendan J. M. Bohannan},
  journal={The ISME journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={
          1548-50
        }
}
Understanding the interactions among microbial communities, plant communities and soil properties following deforestation could provide insights into the long-term effects of land-use change on ecosystem functions, and may help identify approaches that promote the recovery of degraded sites. We combined high-throughput sequencing of fungal rDNA and molecular barcoding of plant roots to estimate fungal and plant community composition in soil sampled across a chronosequence of deforestation. We… CONTINUE READING

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