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Title:A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns
Authors:Větrovský, Tomáš (Author)
Kohout, Petr (Author)
Kopecky, Martin (Author)
Machac, Antonin (Author)
Man, Matěj (Author)
Bahnmann, Barbara Doreen (Author)
Brabcová, Vendula (Author)
Choi, Jinlyung (Author)
Mészárosová, Lenka (Author)
Human, Zander Rainier (Author)
Lepinay, Clémentine (Author)
López-Mondéjar, Rubén (Author)
Martinović, Tijana (Author)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organisation:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:The evolutionary and environmental factors that shape fungal biogeography are incompletely understood. Here, we assemble a large dataset consisting of previously generated mycobiome data linked to specific geographical locations across the world. We use this dataset to describe the distribution of fungal taxa and to look for correlations with different environmental factors such as climate, soil and vegetation variables. Our meta-study identifies climate as an important driver of different aspects of fungal biogeography, including the global distribution of common fungi as well as the composition and diversity of fungal communities. In our analysis, fungal diversity is concentrated at high latitudes, in contrast with the opposite pattern previously shown for plants and other organisms. Mycorrhizal fungi appear to have narrower climatic tolerances than pathogenic fungi. We speculate that climate change could affect ecosystem functioning because of the narrow climatic tolerances of key fungal taxa.
Keywords:fungi, global distribution, climate
Year of publishing:2019
COBISS_ID:83447811 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:2041-1723
DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-13164-8 Link is opened in a new window
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 4. 11. 2021; Skupno št. avtorjev: 30;
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Journal:Nature communications
Nature Publishing Group
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