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Diversity of fungi associated with roots of Eucalyptus gomphocephala seedlings grown in soil from healthy and declining sites

Ishaq, L., Barber, P.A., Hardy, G.E.St.J.ORCID: 0000-0001-7419-5064 and Dell, B. (2018) Diversity of fungi associated with roots of Eucalyptus gomphocephala seedlings grown in soil from healthy and declining sites. Australasian Plant Pathology, 47 (2). pp. 155-162.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13313-018-0548-x
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Abstract

We used molecular profiling with 454 pyrosequencing to identify ectomycorrhizal, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and other fungal communities associated with containerized Eucalyptus gomphocephala seedling roots. We found a higher proportion of ectomycorrizal fungi associated with seedling roots grown in soil collected from sites with healthy trees, and of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from seedling roots grown in soil collected from sites with declining trees. We also found a relatively high proportion of pathogenic fungi present in roots from declining sites compared to healthy sites. This research should be extended to the field to further investigate mycorrhizal and pathogenic fungal populations associated with tree declines.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Forest and Woodland Health
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: © 2018 Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40659
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