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Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

Wong, Shan [1], Downing, Jason [2], Liu, Hong [1].

Determining the Fungal Associa3ons of Two Co-ccurring Invasive Orchids in Miami–Dade County.

Fungal distribution within the environment can be heavily dependent on microhabitat condi?ons, which create mosaic-like fungal networks within that environment. Recent studies showed that orchids that occur within close proximity to each other are likely to share similar fungi associations (McKendrick et al., 2002; McCormick et al., 2004; Xing et al., 2013). Two invasive species Eulophia graminea and Oeceoclades maculata are known to co-occur and are rapidly spreading in municipal mulch sources in Miami- Dade County. In this study, I determine whether these two introduced species are associating with similar groups of fungi, by sampling the fungi from roots of plants from two dis?nct populations and habitat types in Miami (Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Boystown Pineland County Park).

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1 - Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, 33199, USA
2 - Florida International University, Department Of Biological Sciences, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, 33199, USA

Eulophia graminea
Oeceoclades maculata
Mycorrhizal Fungi

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSB008
Abstract ID:884
Candidate for Awards:None

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