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Phylogenetic and functional patterns of host plants and their associated fungi: implications for symbiotic co-evolution, community interactions, and ecosystem processes

Tuininga, Amy [1].

Conclusions: Phylogenetic and functional patterns of host plants and their associated fungi: implications for symbiotic co-evolution, community interactions, and ecosystem processes.

Disturbance affects plant and fungal community composition and structure. Because species of fungi differ in their functioning relative to contributions they can make to host plants, repeated disturbance can affect evolutionary relationships between fungi and host plants. So it is reasonable to expect that large, chronic disturbances such as climate change could cause effects on fungal communities that in turn affect their co-evolution with plant hosts, and consequently change processes or process rates in the ecosystems in which they reside. Results from symposium speakers will be summarized in this context.


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1 - Fordham University, Louis Calder Center - Biological Research Station and Department of Biology, P.O. Box 887, 53 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, NY, 10504, USA

Keywords:
Symbiosis
co-evolution
mycorrhizas
ecosystem function.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY13
Location: Rendezvous A/Snowbird Center
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Time: 5:15 PM
Number: SY13008
Abstract ID:107


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