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Title: Some aspects of interrelations between fungi and other biota in forest soil
Authors: Krivtsov, Vladimir
Griffiths, Bryan S.
Salmond, Ross
Liddell, Keith
Garside, Adam
Bezginova, Tanya
Thompson, Jacqueline A.
Staines, Harry J.
Watling, Roy
Palfreyman, John W.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre
Keywords: Soils
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Elsevier, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0953756204000516
Citation: Krivtsov, V., et al. 2004. Some aspects of interrelations between fungi and other biota in forest soil. Mycological Research. 108(8): pp.933-946. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0953756204000516
Abstract: Interrelations of fungal mycelium with other soil biota are of paramount importance in forestry and soil ecology. Here we present the results of statistical analysis of a comprehensive data set collected in the first (and the only) British fungus sanctuary over a period of four months. The variables studied included a number of soil properties, bacteria, protozoan flagellates, ciliates and amoebae, microbial and plant feeding nematodes, various microarthropods, and two fungal biomarkers — glomalin and ergosterol. One way ANOVA showed that the dynamics of the microbiota studied was influenced by seasonal changes. Superimposed on these changes, however, was variability due to biological interactions and habitat characteristics. Two fungal biomarkers, ergosterol and glomalin, were differently influenced by other biota and abiotic variables. The results indicate that the dynamics of soil fungi is influenced not only by soil microarthropods, but also by those found in forest litter. The overall outcome, therefore, is likely to be very complex and will depend upon specific conditions of any particular ecosystem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/1073
ISSN: 0953-7562
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