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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jing
dc.contributor.authorWang, Fang
dc.contributor.authorChe, Rongxiao
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ping
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hanke
dc.contributor.authorJi, Baoming
dc.contributor.authorCui, Xiaoyong
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-27T01:11:07Z
dc.date.available2020-02-27T01:11:07Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep23488
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391948
dc.description.abstractTibetan Plateau is one of the largest and most unique habitats for organisms including arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). However, it remains unclear how AMF communities respond to key environmental changes in this harsh environment. To test if precipitation could be a driving force in shaping AMF community structures at regional scale, we examined AMF communities associated with dominant plant species along a precipitation gradient in Tibetan alpine steppe. Rhizosphere soils were collected from five sites with annual precipitation decreasing from 400 to 50 mm. A total of 31 AMF operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were identified. AMF community composition varied significantly among sites, whereas AMF community composition did not vary among plant species. Path analysis revealed that precipitation directly affected AMF hyphal length density, and indirectly influenced AMF species richness likely through the mediation of plant coverage. Our results suggested that water availability could drive the changes of AMF communities at regional scale. Given the important roles AMF could play in the dynamics of plant communities, exploring the changes of AMF communities along key environmental gradients would help us better predict the ecosystem level responses of the Tibetan vegetation to future climate change.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScientific Reports
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiochemistry and Cell Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Physical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0601
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0299
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsMultidisciplinary Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subject.keywordsPLANT COMPETITION
dc.subject.keywordsORGANIC-CARBON
dc.titlePrecipitation shapes communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Tibetan alpine steppe
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationZhang, J; Wang, F; Che, R; Wang, P; Liu, H; Ji, B; Cui, X, Precipitation shapes communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Tibetan alpine steppe, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6 (1)
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-07
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-02-27T01:08:02Z
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gro.griffith.authorChe, Rongxiao
gro.griffith.authorWang, Fang


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