Biodiversity Science ›› 2010, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (1): 76-82.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2010.076

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Diversity of fungi associated with Rhododendron argyrophyllum and R. floribundum hair roots in Sichuan, China

Yu Zheng 1, 3, Bo Gao4, Lifu Sun 1, 2, Yanhong Bing 1, Kequan Pei 1   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093
    2 Life & Science Faculty, Shaoxing College of Arts & Science, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 312000
    3 Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
    4 Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040
  • Received:2009-10-14 Online:2010-01-20
  • Kequan Pei

We investigated the fungal associates of Rhododendron argyrophyllum and R. floribundum in Sichuan Province. A total of 41 fungal taxa were identified from hair roots based on ITS sequence analyses belonging to the following orders: Helotiales, Eurotiales, Pezizales, and Pleosporales in Ascomycetes, Sebacinales and Agaricales, Erythrobasidiales, and Filobasidiales in Basidiomycetes. Fungal diversity was rich, including ericoid mycorrhizal (ERM), ectomycorrhizal (ECM) and other root-associated fungi. Sebacinales and Helotiales occupied a high proportion of total fungal samples.

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