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Endophytes dominate fungal communities in six-year-old veteranisation wounds in living oak trunks

Menkis, Audrius and Redr, Deanne and Bengtsson, Vikki and Hedin, Jonas and Niklasson, Mats and Nordén, Björn and Dahlberg, Anders (2022). Endophytes dominate fungal communities in six-year-old veteranisation wounds in living oak trunks. Fungal Ecology. 59 , 101020
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Abstract

Old trees are rare in the landscape, as are many of their associated species. Veteranisation is a method by which attempts are made to create microhabitats, otherwise found only in old trees, in younger trees at an earlier stage than would occur naturally. Here, we analysed the early fungal succession in 6 y-old veteranisation wounds in ca. 100 y old living oak trunks by DNA-barcoding of the wood at eight sites in Sweden and Norway. We hypothesised basidiomycetes would be most abundant, and exposed sapwood and heartwood would select for different communities. We identified 686 fungal taxa, mainly ascomycetes, with a large overlap in species composition and surprisingly similar species richness, i.e. 325 vs. 308–360, between intact and different types of damaged wood, respectively. Endophytes continued to be present and common in damaged wood. The results demonstrate that damage to sapwood and heartwood partly select for different fungi and that 6 y is too early to evaluate if veteranisation can positively favour fungi of conservation interest.

Authors/Creators:Menkis, Audrius and Redr, Deanne and Bengtsson, Vikki and Hedin, Jonas and Niklasson, Mats and Nordén, Björn and Dahlberg, Anders
Title:Endophytes dominate fungal communities in six-year-old veteranisation wounds in living oak trunks
Series Name/Journal:Fungal Ecology
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:59
Article number:101020
Number of Pages:11
ISSN:1754-5048
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Endophytes, Fungal communities, Moristroma quercinum, Quercus, Veteranisation, Wood decay
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118655
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118655
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DOI10.1016/j.funeco.2020.101020
ID Code:28644
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
(S) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Aug 2022 11:26
Metadata Last Modified:30 Aug 2022 11:31

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