Comment on "Global assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus diversity reveals very low endemism"

Science. 2016 Feb 19;351(6275):826. doi: 10.1126/science.aad4228.


Davison et al. (Reports, 28 August 2015, p. 970) claim that virtual taxa of Glomeromycota show little endemism and that endemism that exists is similar to the levels seen in plant families. We show that this is likely due to the conservative species definition rather than to any ecological pattern.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ecosystem*
  • Humans
  • Mycorrhizae*
  • Plant Roots / microbiology*
  • Symbiosis*