July 28, 2016

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  • Putative mycorrhizal fungi detected in three species of the genus Epipactis.

    Mycorrhizal associations in recently diverged Epipactis species

    In orchid species that have populations occurring in strongly contrasting habitats, mycorrhizal divergence and other habitat-specific adaptations may lead to the formation of reproductively isolated taxa and ultimately to species formation. In this study, Jacquemyn et al. used 454 amplicon pyrosequencing to investigate mycorrhizal communities associating with Epipactis helleborine in its typical forest habitat and […] More