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Population structure of an orchid mycorrhizal fungus with genus-wide specificity

RUIBAL, MONICA; Triponez, Yann; Smith, Leon; Peakall, Rod; Linde, Celeste


Fundamental life history processes of mycorrhizal fungi with inconspicuous fruiting bodies can be difficult to elucidate. In this study we investigated the species identities and life history of the orchid mycorrhizal Tulasnella fungi, which associate with the south eastern Australia orchid genus Chiloglottis. Tulasnella prima was the primary partner and was found to be associated with all 17 Chiloglottis species across a range of >1000 km, and to occur in the two edaphic conditions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05855-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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