Phylogenetic distribution and evolution of mycorrhizas in land plants

  title={Phylogenetic distribution and evolution of mycorrhizas in land plants},
  author={B. Wang and Y. Qiu},
  • B. Wang, Y. Qiu
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Mycorrhiza
  • A survey of 659 papers mostly published since 1987 was conducted to compile a checklist of mycorrhizal occurrence among 3,617 species (263 families) of land plants. A plant phylogeny was then used to map the mycorrhizal information to examine evolutionary patterns. Several findings from this survey enhance our understanding of the roles of mycorrhizas in the origin and subsequent diversification of land plants. First, 80 and 92% of surveyed land plant species and families are mycorrhizal… CONTINUE READING
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