Data from: High throughput sequencing combined with null model tests reveals specific plant-fungi associations linked to seedling establishment and survival

Dominik Merges, Miklós Bálint, Imke Schmitt, Peter Manning & Eike Lena Neuschulz
1. Plant-fungal interactions are important for plant community assembly, but quantifying these relationships remains challenging. High throughput sequencing of fungal communities allows us to identify plant-fungal associations at a high level of resolution, but often fails to provide information on taxonomic and functional assignment of fungi. 2. We transplanted seeds of Pinus cembra across an elevational gradient (1850-2250 m a.s.l.) and identified environmental factors and known fungal associates important for seedling establishment and survival. We...
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