Rhizospheric soil fungal community patterns of Duchesnea indica in response to altitude gradient in Yunnan, southwest China.

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Summary of "Rhizospheric soil fungal community patterns of Duchesnea indica in response to altitude gradient in Yunnan, southwest China."

The impact magnitude of altitude gradient on microbial community and diversity has been under study since last few decades whereas bacteria has been the focus of most studies with relatively less spot light on fungi. Being a vital part of macro and micro ecosystem, rhizosphere fungi plays a vital role in organic matter decomposition, relative abundance of plant species and impact on plant growth and development. We observed the rhizosphere soil fungal community patterns across the altitude gradient in 15 sites of Yunnan province by selecting Duchesnea indica as the host plant using Illumina MiSeq sequencing of the fungal ITS1 region. We determined the fungal community composition and structure. We surprisingly found that rhizosphere soil fungal diversity of D. indica increases across the altitude gradient. There was a slight diversity difference among high and medium site samples with medium sites being on the top. Furthermore the rhizosphere soil fungal community composition and structure kept changing along the altitudinal gradient. Taxonomic results showed that phylum diversity range was maximum at high altitude sites besides Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Zygomycota and Glomeromycota as the most dominant fungal phyla.


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Name: Canadian journal of microbiology
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