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Root endophytes and invasiveness: no difference between native and non‐native Phragmites in the Great Lakes Region

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Wesley A. Bickford, Deborah E. Goldberg, Kurt P. Kowalski, and Donald R. Zak, 2018, Root endophytes and invasiveness: no difference between native and non‐native Phragmites in the Great Lakes Region: Ecosphere, v. 9, iss. 12.

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Microbial interactions could play an important role in plant invasions. If invasive plants associate with relatively more mutualists or fewer pathogens than their native counterparts, then microbial communities could foster plant invasiveness. Studies examining the effects of microbes on invasive plants commonly focus on a single microbial group (e.g., bacteria) or measure only plant response to microbes, not documenting the specific taxa associating with invaders. We surveyed root microbial communities associated with co‐occurring native and non‐native lineages of Phragmites australis, across Michigan, USA. Our aim was to determine whether (1) plant lineage was a stronger predictor of root microbial community composition than environmental [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/ecs2.2526
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