Forest Age and Plant Species Composition Determine the Soil Fungal Community Composition in a Chinese Subtropical Forest

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標題Forest Age and Plant Species Composition Determine the Soil Fungal Community Composition in a Chinese Subtropical Forest
出版類型SCI(Sciences Citation Index)
出版年度2013
AuthorsYu-Ting Wu, 吳羽婷, Tesfaye Wubet T. W., Stefan Trogisch S. T., Sabine Both S. B., Thomas Scholten T. S., Helge Bruelheide H. E. L. G. E. B. R. U. E. L. H. E. I. D. E., & Francois Buscot F. B.
期刊PLOS One
開始頁66829
頁數-66829
出版日期2013 / 6
其他編號0000
中文摘要

Fungal diversity and community composition are mainly related to soil and vegetation factors. However, the relative
contribution of the different drivers remains largely unexplored, especially in subtropical forest ecosystems. We studied the
fungal diversity and community composition of soils sampled from 12 comparative study plots representing three forest
age classes (Young: 10–40 yrs; Medium: 40–80 yrs; Old: $80 yrs) in Gutianshan National Nature Reserve in South-eastern
China. Soil fungal communities were assessed employing ITS rDNA pyrotag sequencing. Members of Basidiomycota and
Ascomycota dominated the fungal community, with 22 putative ectomycorrhizal fungal families, where Russulaceae and
Thelephoraceae were the most abundant taxa. Analysis of similarity showed that the fungal community composition
significantly differed among the three forest age classes. Forest age class, elevation of the study plots, and soil organic
carbon (SOC) were the most important factors shaping the fungal community composition. We found a significant
correlation between plant and fungal communities at different taxonomic and functional group levels, including a strong
relationship between ectomycorrhizal fungal and non-ectomycorrhizal plant communities. Our results suggest that in
subtropical forests, plant species community composition is the main driver of the soil fungal diversity and community
composition.

期刊名稱PLOS One
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