SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, Volume 63 , Issue 3 : 453-456(2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-019-1580-5

Elymus sibiricus populations drive the community of root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a monoculture agroecosystem

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  • ReceivedJul 25, 2019
  • AcceptedOct 16, 2019
  • PublishedDec 25, 2019


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Funded by

the National Nature Science Foundation of China(31772665)

Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University of China(IRT17R50)

and the Open Foundation of Research Institute of Qilian Mountains(504000-87080305)

Lanzhou University.


This work was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (31772665), the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University of China (IRT17R50), and the Open Foundation of Research Institute of Qilian Mountains (504000-87080305), Lanzhou University.

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The author(s) declare that they have no conflict of interest.



Supplementary Methods.

Figure S1 Neighbor-Joining (NJ) tree showing AMF operational taxonomic units (OTUs) detected in roots of different E. sibiricus populations from different countries or regions.

Figure S2 The results of final structural equation modelling (SEM) showing the causal relationships among different E. sibiricus populations from the four different countries or regions.

Table S1 The information of Elymus sibiricus accessions used in this study

Table S2 The characteristics of sampling sites

Table S3 Rhizosphere soil properties of E. sibiricus populations from different countries or regions

Table S4 Spearman correlations of soil properties and root-associated AMF diversity

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  • Figure 1

    (Color online) Effects of E. sibiricus populations on the colonization, diversity and composition of root-associated AMF, and their relationship with rhizosphere soil properties. Total root colonization in roots (A), relative abundance of five main AMF genera in roots (B), Chao1 (C) and Shannon (D) index of root-associated and rhizosphere soil AMF community, PCoA of root-associated AMF communities at AMF OTUs level (E), and RDA of relative abundance of root-associated AMF phyla (F) of E. sibiricus populations from the four different countries or regions and soil properties. R=Russian, n=3; K=Kazakhstan, n=3; C=Qinghai and Sichuan in China, n=4; M=Inner Mongolia, China, n=4. The values were means±standard error. a, b and c indicate significant difference at 0.05 level. Soil factors indicated include AP, SOC, AK, N/P (available N: available P).


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