Strong coupling of plant and fungal community structure across western Amazonian rainforests

  title={Strong coupling of plant and fungal community structure across western Amazonian rainforests},
  author={Kabir Gabriel Peay and Christopher Baraloto and Paul V. A. Fine},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
The Amazon basin harbors a diverse ecological community that has a critical role in the maintenance of the biosphere. Although plant and animal communities have received much attention, basic information is lacking for fungal or prokaryotic communities. This is despite the fact that recent ecological studies have suggested a prominent role for interactions with soil fungi in structuring the diversity and abundance of tropical rainforest trees. In this study, we characterize soil fungal… 

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