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Author Leroy, C.; Maes, A.Q.; Louisanna, E.; Séjalon-Delmas, N. url  doi
  Title How significant are endophytic fungi in bromeliad seeds and seedlings? Effects on germination, survival and performance of two epiphytic plant species Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Fungal Ecology Abbreviated Journal Fungal Ecol.  
  Volume (down) 39 Issue Pages 296-306  
  Keywords Aechmea; Bromeliads; Endophytic fungi; Fusarium spp.; Germination; Survival; Trichoderma spp.; Vertical transmission  
  Abstract In bromeliads, nothing is known about the associations fungi form with seeds and seedling roots. We investigated whether fungal associations occur in the seeds and seedling roots of two epiphytic Aechmea species, and we explored whether substrate and fungal associations contribute to seed germination, and seedling survival and performance after the first month of growth. We found a total of 21 genera and 77 species of endophytic fungi in the seeds and seedlings for both Aechmea species by Illumina MiSeq sequencing. The fungal associations in seeds were found in the majority of corresponding seedlings, suggesting that fungi are transmitted vertically. Substrate quality modulated the germination and growth of seedlings, and beneficial endophytic fungi were not particularly crucial for germination but contributed positively to survival and growth. Overall, this study provides the first evidence of an endophytic fungal community in both the seeds and seedlings of two epiphytic bromeliads species that subsequently benefit plant growth. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd and British Mycological Society  
  Address INRA, UMR Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane (AgroParisTech, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, Université de Guyane, Université des Antilles), Campus Agronomique, BP 316, Kourou cedex, F-97379, France  
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  Publisher Elsevier Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 17545048 (Issn) ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number EcoFoG @ webmaster @ Serial 867  
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