Resource limitation is a driver of local adaptation in mycorrhizal symbioses.

@article{Johnson2010ResourceLI,
  title={Resource limitation is a driver of local adaptation in mycorrhizal symbioses.},
  author={Nancy Collins Johnson and Gail W. T. Wilson and Matthew A. Bowker and J. Anthony Wilson and R. Michael Miller},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={2093-8}
}
Symbioses may be important mechanisms of plant adaptation to their environment. We conducted a reciprocal inoculation experiment to test the hypothesis that soil fertility is a key driver of local adaptation in arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbioses. Ecotypes of Andropogon gerardii from phosphorus-limited and nitrogen-limited grasslands were grown with all possible "home and away" combinations of soils and AM fungal communities. Our results indicate that Andropogon ecotypes adapt to their local… CONTINUE READING