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Biases in the metabarcoding of plant pathogens using rust fungi as a model system
Plant pathogens such as rust fungi (Pucciniales) are of global economic and ecological importance. This means there is a critical need to reliably and cost‐effectively detect, identify, and monitor these fungi at large ...
Loss of functional diversity and network modularity in introduced plant–fungal symbioses
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, 2017-01-01)
The introduction of alien plants into a new range can result in the loss of co-evolved symbiotic organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, that are essential for normal plant physiological functions. Prior studies of mycorrhizal ...
Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: Complementing the unified framework for biological invasions
(Oxford University Press on behalf of Annals of Botany Company, 2017-01)
Evolutionary processes greatly impact the outcomes of biological invasions. An extensive body of research suggests that invasive populations often undergo phenotypic and ecological divergence from their native sources. ...
Belowground legacies of Pinus contorta invasion and removal result in multiple mechanisms of invasional meltdown
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, 2014)
Plant invasions can change soil biota and nutrients in ways that drive subsequent plant communities, particularly when co-invading with belowground mutualists such as ectomycorrhizal fungi. These effects can persist following ...