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Title: Global diversity and geography of soil fungi. Minus one widespread group

In their research article Global diversity and geography of soil fungi Tedersoo et al. (28 November, 2014) present a compelling study regarding patterns of biodiversity of fungi, at a scale unprecedented to date for fungal biogeographical studies. The study demonstrates strong global biogeographic patterns in richness and community composition of soil fungi, what concerns us with the study is what we don t see. Unfortunately this study underestimates fungal diversity of at least one key group of soil fungi due to reliance on a single traditional primer with known flaws, and as a consequence the overall relative abundance of fungal groups may also be skewed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Uppsala University (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1193185
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 348; Journal Issue: 6242; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
AAAS
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES