Soil fungal community composition does not alter along a latitudinal gradient through the maritime and sub-Antarctic

Dennis, Paul G., Rushton, Steven P., Newsham, Kevin K., Lauducina, Vito A., Ord, Victoria J., Daniell, Timothy J., O'Donnell, Anthony G. and Hopkins, David W. (2012) Soil fungal community composition does not alter along a latitudinal gradient through the maritime and sub-Antarctic. Fungal Ecology, 5 4: 403-408. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2011.12.002


Author Dennis, Paul G.
Rushton, Steven P.
Newsham, Kevin K.
Lauducina, Vito A.
Ord, Victoria J.
Daniell, Timothy J.
O'Donnell, Anthony G.
Hopkins, David W.
Title Soil fungal community composition does not alter along a latitudinal gradient through the maritime and sub-Antarctic
Journal name Fungal Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-5048
1878-0083
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.funeco.2011.12.002
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 403
End page 408
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract We investigated the relationships between fungal community composition, latitude and a range of physicochemical parameters in 58 soils sampled from a 2370 km latitudinal gradient between South Georgia (54°S, 38°W) in the sub-Antarctic and Mars Oasis (72°S, 68°W) on Alexander Island in the southern maritime Antarctic. Our study, which is based on approximately ten times the number of samples used in previous similar studies, indicates that latitude and its associated environmental parameters are not related to fungal community composition. Significant changes in the composition of soil fungal communities were observed in relation to gradients of the ratio of total organic carbon to nitrogen, and, to a lesser extent, soil pH.
Keyword Antarctica
C:N ratio
Extreme environments
Latitudinal gradient
PH
Soil fungal community composition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 24 January 2012.

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