A1 Journal article – refereed
Heritable Epichloe symbiosis shapes fungal but not bacterial communities of plant leaves




List of Authors: Riitta Nissinen, Marjo Helander, Manoj Kumar, Kari Saikkonen
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Scientific Reports
Journal name in source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Journal acronym: SCI REP-UK
Volume number: 9
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 2045-2322

Abstract
Keystone microbial species have driven eco-evolutionary processes since the origin of life. However, due to our inability to detect the majority of microbiota, members of diverse microbial communities of fungi, bacteria and viruses have largely been ignored as keystone species in past literature. Here we tested whether heritable Epichloe species of pooidae grasses modulate microbiota of their shared host plant.

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