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author = {Kowal, J and Arrigoni, E and Jarvis, S and Zappala, S and Forbes, E and Bidartondo, MI and Suz, LM},
doi = {10.1111/1462-2920.16040},
journal = {Environmental Microbiology},
pages = {3390--3404},
title = {Atmospheric pollution, soil nutrients and climate effects on Mucoromycota arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi},
url = {},
volume = {24},
year = {2022}

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AB - Fine root endophyte mycorrhizal fungi in the Endogonales (Mucoromycota arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, M-AMF) are now recognized as at least as important globally as Glomeromycota AMF (G-AMF), yet little is known about the environmental factors which influence M-AMF diversity and colonization, partly because they typically only co-colonize plants with G-AMF. Wild populations of Lycopodiella inundata predominantly form mycorrhizas with M-AMF and therefore allow focussed study of M-AMF environmental drivers. Using microscopic examination and DNA sequencing we measured M-AMF colonization and diversity over three consecutive seasons and modelled interactions between these response variables and environmental data. Significant relationships were found between M-AMF colonization and soil S, P, C:N ratio, electrical conductivity, and the previously overlooked micronutrient Mn. Estimated N deposition was negatively related to M-AMF colonization. Thirty-nine Endogonales Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) were identified in L. inundata roots, a greater diversity than previously recognized in this plant. Endogonales OTU richness correlated negatively with soil C:N while community composition was mostly influenced by soil P. This study provides first evidence that M-AMF have distinct ecological preferences in response to edaphic variables also related to air pollution. Future studies require site-level atmospheric pollution monitoring to guide critical load policy for mycorrhizal fungi in heathlands and grasslands.
AU - Kowal,J
AU - Arrigoni,E
AU - Jarvis,S
AU - Zappala,S
AU - Forbes,E
AU - Bidartondo,MI
AU - Suz,LM
DO - 10.1111/1462-2920.16040
EP - 3404
PY - 2022///
SN - 1462-2912
SP - 3390
TI - Atmospheric pollution, soil nutrients and climate effects on Mucoromycota arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
T2 - Environmental Microbiology
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VL - 24
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