Global diversity and geography of soil fungi

Leho Tedersoo and Mohammad Bahram and Sergei Põlme and Urmas gKõljal and Nourou S. Yorou and Ravi Wijesundera and Luis Villarreal Ruiz and Aída M and Vasco-Palacios and Pham Quang Thu and Ave Suija and Matthew E. Smith and Sharp, Cathy and Erki Saluveer and Alessandro Saitta and Miguel Rosas and Taavi Riit and David Ratkowsky and Karin Pritsch and Kadri Põldmaa and Meike Piepenbring and Cherdchai Phosri and Marko Peterson and Kaarin Parts and Kadri Pärtel and Eveli Otsing and Eduardo Nouhra and André L. Njouonkou and R. Henrik Nilsson and Luis N. Morgado and Jordan Mayor and Tom W. May and Luiza Majuakim and D. Jean Lodge and Su, See Lee and Karl-Henrik Larsson and Petr Kohout and Kentaro, Hosaka and Indrek Hiiesalu and Terry W. Henkel and Helery Harend and Guo, Liang-dong and Alina Greslebin and Gwen Grelet and Jozsef Geml and Genevieve Gates and Dunstan, William and Dunk, Chris and Rein Drenkhan and Dearnaley, John and André De Kesel and Tan Dang and Xin Chen and Franz Buegger and Brearley, Francis Q. and Bonito, Gregory and Sten Anslan and Abell, Sandra and Kessy Abarenkov (2014) Global diversity and geography of soil fungi. Science, 346. pp. 1078-1088. ISSN 0036-8075

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Fungi play major roles in ecosystem processes, but the determinants of fungal diversity and biogeographic patterns remain poorly understood. Using DNA metabarcoding data from hundreds of globally distributed soil samples, we demonstrate that fungal richness is decoupled from plant diversity. The plant-to-fungus richness ratio declines exponentially toward the poles. Climatic factors, followed by edaphic and spatial variables, constitute the best predictors of fungal richness and community composition at the global scale. Fungi show similar latitudinal diversity gradients to other organisms, with several notable exceptions. These findings advance our understanding of global fungal diversity patterns and permit integration of fungi into a general macroecological framework.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Global diversity , Geography , Soil fungi
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR1-502 Microbiology > QR100-130 Microbial ecology
Department: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 14:51
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 14:51

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