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The Global Soil Mycobiome consortium dataset for boosting fungal diversity research


Tedersoo, L and Mikryukov, V and Anslan, S and Bahram, M and Khalid, AN and Corrales, A and Agan, A and Vasco-Palacios, A-M and Saitta, A and Antonelli, A and Rinaldi, AC and Verbeken, A and Sulistyo, BP and Tamgnoue, B and Furneaux, B and Duarte Ritter, C and Nyamukondiwa, C and Sharp, C and Marin, C and Dai, DQ and Gohar, D and Sharmah, D and Biersma, EM and Cameron, EK and De Crop, E and Otsing, E and Davydov, EA and Albornoz, FE and Brearley, FQ and Buegger, F and Gates, G, et al., The Global Soil Mycobiome consortium dataset for boosting fungal diversity research, Fungal Diversity, 111 pp. 573-588. ISSN 1560-2745 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13225-021-00493-7


Fungi are highly important biotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, but we still have a very limited understanding about their diversity and distribution. This data article releases a global soil fungal dataset of the Global Soil Mycobiome consortium (GSMc) to boost further research in fungal diversity, biogeography and macroecology. The dataset comprises 722,682 fungal operational taxonomic units (OTUs) derived from PacBio sequencing of full-length ITS and 18S-V9 variable regions from 3200 plots in 108 countries on all continents. The plots are supplied with geographical and edaphic metadata. The OTUs are taxonomically and functionally assigned to guilds and other functional groups. The entire dataset has been corrected by excluding chimeras, index-switch artefacts and potential contamination. The dataset is more inclusive in terms of geographical breadth and phylogenetic diversity of fungi than previously published data. The GSMc dataset is available over the PlutoF repository.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:soil fungal diversity, global, soil fungi, global dataset, PacBio sequencing, fungal richness
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other biological sciences
Research Field:Other biological sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
ID Code:148115
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2021-12-03
Last Modified:2022-08-19

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