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dc.contributor.authorCurlevski, Nathalie JA
dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhihong
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ian C
dc.contributor.authorCairney, John WG
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:40:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:40:29Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-23T05:47:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0038-0717
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.08.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37665
dc.description.abstractNative rainforest tree plantations are increasingly viewed as potentially important for high value timber production and provision of a range of ecological services in tropical and subtropical areas. In order to determine the extent to which conversion of rainforest to native Araucariaceae plantation influences soil fungi, we compared soil fungal communities under native rainforest and 73-74 year-old Araucaria bidwillii, Araucaria cunninghamii and Agathis robusta plantations at Gadgarra State Forest, Queensland, Australia. Following direct extraction of DNA from soil, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) analysis of rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions was conducted. Ordination analysis of the T-RFLP data revealed significant separation of the fungal communities according to forest type along the first canonical axis, with the native rainforest samples separating from the three Araucariaceae plantations along the second axis. Overall, the most abundant ITS sequences in clone assemblages from the four forest types were Ascomycota, followed by Basidiomycota, Zygomycota and Chitridomycota, however their relative importance varied in individual forest types. The results indicate that conversion of tropical rainforest to monoculture plantations of native trees can significantly alter soil fungal diversity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom14
dc.relation.ispartofpageto20
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSoil biology and biochemistry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode059999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleConverting Australian tropical rainforest to native Araucariaceae plantations alters soil fungal communities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorXu, Zhihong


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