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FBIP: Mycorrhizal associations of Erica hair roots in South African fynbos

Latest version published by South African National Biodiversity Institute on Dec 5, 2019 South African National Biodiversity Institute

Ericoid mycorrhizae (ERM) form between a range of fungal symbionts and the hair roots of ericaceous plants. This data set includes the fungal symbionts that were identified from root hairs of Erica mammosa and Erica versicolor. The diversity of the symbionts were examined using both cloning and sequencing and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA). The data represent the collection details for the Ericas, as well as sequence reference and catalogue numbers for the isolates which are housed in the Microbiology Department of Stellenbosch University.

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Jacobs, K. Mycorrhizal associations of Erica hair roots in South African fynbos - data set

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is South African National Biodiversity Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 417276eb-5082-4da3-b410-fe5680da65d9.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Karin Jacobs
Professor
Stellenbosch University Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch.Private Bag X1, Matieland. 7600 Stellenbosch Western Cape ZA 021-8085806

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karin Jacobs
Professor
Stellenbosch University Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch.Private Bag X1, Matieland. 7600 Stellenbosch Western Cape ZA 021-8085806

Who filled in the metadata:

Fhatani Ranwashe
Data Technician
South African National Biodiversity Institute SANBI Private Bag X7, Kirstenbosch 7735 Claremont Western Cape ZA 7735 Cape Town Western Cape ZA 021 799 8738
http://www.sanbi.org/

Geographic Coverage

Western Cape: City of Cape Town, Helderberg Nature Reserve; Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve; Swartland, Riverlands-Pella research station

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.061, 18.572], North East [-33.487, 18.98]

Taxonomic Coverage

Fungi, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes associated with Erica mammosa and Erica versicolor roots. Data set includes details of collection of Erica mammosa and Erica versicolor and of the isolates, with reference for sequence data. Several isolates unidentified, or identified as new species. Genera included: Calcarisporiella, Cryptococcus, Cryptosporiopsis, Fusarium, Leohumicola, Oidiodendron, Penicillium, Sporobolomyces, Sporothrix

Phylum  Fungi, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Erica mammosa, Erica versicolor (Fungi)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-03-18 / 2013-01-31

Sampling Methods

ARISA (Automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis) analysis was done on a number of roots from a variety of fynbos sites, and data comparisons were done to compare the endophytic community both within different regions of root systems, between individual plants, and between different nature reserves, to determine if any significant patterns of association exist.

Study Extent Western Cape: City of Cape Town, Helderberg Nature Reserve; Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve; Swartland, Riverlands-Pella research station
Quality Control No data verification or cleaning done. Co-ordinates for some samples are in deg,min,sec and others for deg,decimal mins (highlighted). Probable error in format for some of the latitudes - stated as seconds rather than minutes.

Method step description:

  1. The data includes endophytes isolated from Erica mammosa roots which were cultured, and then DNA was extracted and sequenced.