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Kessy Abarenkov
University of Tartu
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#1Amy E. Zanne (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 29
#2Kessy Abarenkov (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 34
Last. Kathleen K. Treseder (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 52
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Fungi play many essential roles in ecosystems. They facilitate plant access to nutrients and water, serve as decay agents that cycle carbon and nutrients through the soil, water and atmosphere, and are major regulators of macro-organismal populations. Although technological advances are improving the detection and identification of fungi, there still exist key gaps in our ecological knowledge of this kingdom, especially related to function. Trait-based approaches have been instrumental in streng...
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#1Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 27
#2Stijn Vaessen (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 2
Last. Leho Tedersoo (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 48
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Testing of ecological, biogeographic and phylogenetic hypotheses of mycorrhizal traits requires a comprehensive reference data set about plant mycorrhizal associations. Here we present a database, FungalRoot, which summarizes publicly available data about vascular plant mycorrhizal type and intensity of root colonization by mycorrhizal fungi, accompanied with rich meta-data. We compiled and digitized data about plant mycorrhizal colonization in nine wide-spread languages. The present version of ...
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#1Lukáš Vlk (Charles University in Prague)
#2Leho Tedersoo (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 48
Last. Petr Pyšek (Charles University in Prague)H-Index: 85
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Ectomycorrhizal fungi (EcMF) are the key symbionts of numerous woody plants in many ecosystems worldwide (Smith & Read, 2008; Tedersoo, 2017). They positively affect host plant nutrient uptake (Smith & Read, 2008) and take part in essential ecosystem processes such as carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and decomposition of organic matter (Read & Perez-Moreno, 2003; Clemmensen et al., 2014; Shah et al., 2016). The majority of ectomycorrhizal (EcM) plants fully depend on the mycorrhizal symbio...
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#1Kessy AbarenkovH-Index: 34
#2Panu SomervuoH-Index: 22
Last. Otso OvaskainenH-Index: 50
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#1Urmas KõljalgH-Index: 14
#2Kessy AbarenkovH-Index: 34
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#1Urmas KõljalgH-Index: 35
#2Kessy AbarenkovH-Index: 34
Last. Andy F. S. TaylorH-Index: 40
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#1R. H. Nilsson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 8
#2Karl-Henrik Larsson (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 39
Last. Kessy Abarenkov (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 34
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation [G-2015-14062]; Swedish Research Council of Environment, Agricultural Sciences, and Spatial Planning [FORMAS, 215-2011-498]; European Regional Development Fund (Centre of Excellence EcolChange) [TK131]; Estonian Research Council [IUT20-30]. Funding for open access charge: Swedish Research Council of Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.
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#1Kessy Abarenkov (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 34
#2Panu Somervuo (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 13
Last. Otso Ovaskainen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 50
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#1Leho Tedersoo (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 48
#2Santiago Sánchez-Ramírez (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 10
Last. Kessy Abarenkov (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 34
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High-throughput sequencing studies generate vast amounts of taxonomic data. Evolutionary ecological hypotheses of the recovered taxa and Species Hypotheses are difficult to test due to problems with alignments and the lack of a phylogenetic backbone. We propose an updated phylum- and class-level fungal classification accounting for monophyly and divergence time so that the main taxonomic ranks are more informative. Based on phylogenies and divergence time estimates, we adopt phylum rank to Aphel...
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#1R. Henrik Nilsson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 38
#2Andy F. S. Taylor (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 40
Last. Kessy Abarenkov (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 34
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Recent DNA-based studies have shown that the built environment is surprisingly rich in fungi. These indoor fungi – whether transient visitors or more persistent residents – may hold clues to the rising levels of human allergies and other medical and building-related health problems observed globally. The taxo¬nomic identity of these fungi is crucial in such pursuits. Molecular identification of the built mycobiome is no trivial undertaking, however, given the large number of unidentified, miside...
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