Diversity of root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a rubber tree plantation chronosequence in Northeast Thailand

Herrmann, Laetitia, Lesueur, Didier, Brau, Lambert, Davison, John, Jairus, Teele, Robain, Henri, Robin, Agnes, Vasar, Martti, Wiriyakitnateekul, Wanpen and Öpik, Maarja 2016, Diversity of root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a rubber tree plantation chronosequence in Northeast Thailand, Mycorrhiza, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 863-877, doi: 10.1007/s00572-016-0720-5.

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Title Diversity of root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a rubber tree plantation chronosequence in Northeast Thailand
Author(s) Herrmann, LaetitiaORCID iD for Herrmann, Laetitia orcid.org/0000-0003-0328-9105
Lesueur, Didier
Brau, LambertORCID iD for Brau, Lambert orcid.org/0000-0001-7105-8339
Davison, John
Jairus, Teele
Robain, Henri
Robin, Agnes
Vasar, Martti
Wiriyakitnateekul, Wanpen
Öpik, Maarja
Journal name Mycorrhiza
Volume number 26
Issue number 8
Start page 863
End page 877
Total pages 15
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1432-1890
Keyword(s) Hevea brasiliensis
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
rubber tree
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is of major economic importance in Southeast Asia and for small land holders in Thailand in particular. Due to the high value of latex, plantations are expanding into unsuitable areas, such as the northeast province of Thailand where soil fertility is very low and therefore appropriate management practices are of primary importance. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) contribute to plant growth through a range of mechanisms and could play a key role in a more sustainable management of the rubber plantations. We described the diversity of AMF associated with rubber tree roots in Northeast Thailand in relation to tree age and soil parameters along a chronosequence of rubber tree plantations. Cassava fields were included for comparison. Rubber tree and cassava roots harbored high diversity of AMF (111 Virtual Taxa, VT), including 20 novel VT. AMF VT richness per sample was consistently high (per site mean 16 to 21 VT per sample) along the chronosequence and was not related to soil properties. The composition of AMF communities differed between cassava and rubber tree plantations and was influenced by soil texture and nutrient content (sand, K, P, Ca). AMF community composition gradually shifted with the age of the trees. Our results suggest that the high diversity of AMF in this region is potentially significant for maintaining high functionality of AMF communities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00572-016-0720-5
Field of Research 060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
070501 Agroforestry
0605 Microbiology
0607 Plant Biology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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