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Continent-wide distribution in mycorrhizal fungi: implications for the biogeography of specialized orchids

Davis, Belinda J.; Phillips, Ryan; Wright, Magali; Linde, Celeste; Dixon, Kingsley

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Background and Aims Although mycorrhizal associations are predominantly generalist, specialized mycorrhizal interactions have repeatedly evolved in Orchidaceae, suggesting a potential role in limiting the geographical range of orchid species. In particular, the Australian orchid flora is characterized by high mycorrhizal specialization and short-range endemism. This study investigates the mycorrhizae used by Pheladenia deformis, one of the few orchid species to occur across the Australian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67615
Source: Annals of Botany
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcv084

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