Are Dipterocarpaceae ectomycorrhizal?

Are Dipterocarpaceae ectomycorrhizal?

The Dipterocarpaceae is the dominant tree family in these lowland tropical forests, and all known species (~500) form associations with ectomycorrhizal (EcM) fungi that play key roles in influencing tree growth and survival [34, 35].

What is a dipterocarp tree?

Dipterocarps are one of the most important tree families in the lowland forests of Southeast Asia and are somewhat unusual among tropical trees in that they form ectomycorrhizal (EcM) symbiotic root-inhabiting fungal associations.

What are the 7 ectomycorrhizal fungi?

The ectomycorrhizal fungi identified by ML and/or ITS sequences belonged to the following seven families: Russulaceae, Boletaceae, Cortinariaceae, Thelephoraceae, Hygrophoraceae, Sclerodermataceae, Cantharellaceae and Amanitaceae.

Are the Russulales and thelophorales common to all EcM fungal communities?

For example, the high relative abundance of the Russulales and Thelophorales in the forest EcM fungal communities appears to be a generalized phenomenon, as these lineages are also abundant in other tropical EcM surveys from the Neotropics and the African tropics [85] [86] [87], as well as in temperate and boreal EcM forests [57,88].