A pantropically introduced tree is followed by specific ectomycorrhizal symbionts due to pseudo-vertical transmission

Seynabou Séne , Marc-Andre Selosse , Mathieu Forget , Josie Lambourdière , Khoudia Cissé , Abdala Gamby Diédhiou , Elsie Rivera-Ocasio , Hippolyte Kodja , Norikazu Kameyama , Kazuhide Nara , Lucie Vincenot , Jean-Louis Mansot , Jean Weber , Mélanie Roy , Samba Ndao Sylla , Amadou Bâ


Global trade increases plant introductions, but joint introduction of associated microbes is overlooked. We analyzed the ectomycorrhizal fungi of a Caribbean beach tree, seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera, Polygonacaeae), introduced pantropically to stabilize coastal soils and produce edible fruits. Seagrape displays a limited symbiont diversity in the Caribbean. In five regions of introduction (Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Réunion and Senegal), molecular barcoding showed that seagrape mostly or exclusively associates with Scleroderma species (Basidiomycota) that were hitherto only known from Caribbean seagrape stands. An unknown Scleroderma species dominates in Brazil, Japan and Malaysia, while Scleroderma bermudense exclusively occurs in Réunion and Senegal. Population genetics analysis of S. bermudense did not detect any demographic bottleneck associated with a possible founder effect, but fungal populations from regions where seagrape is introduced are little differentiated from the Caribbean ones, separated by thousands of kilometers, consistently with relatively recent introduction. Moreover, dry seagrape fruits carry Scleroderma spores, probably because, when drying on beach sand, they aggregate spores from the spore bank accumulated by semi-hypogeous Scleroderma sporocarps. Aggregated spores inoculate seedlings, and their abundance may limit the founder effect after seagrape introduction. This rare pseudo-vertical transmission of mycorrhizal fungi likely contributed to efficient and repeated seagrape/Scleroderma co-introductions.
Author Seynabou Séne
Seynabou Séne,,
, Marc-Andre Selosse (FB / DPTNC)
Marc-Andre Selosse,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Mathieu Forget
Mathieu Forget,,
, Josie Lambourdière
Josie Lambourdière,,
, Khoudia Cissé
Khoudia Cissé,,
, Abdala Gamby Diédhiou
Abdala Gamby Diédhiou,,
, Elsie Rivera-Ocasio
Elsie Rivera-Ocasio,,
, Hippolyte Kodja
Hippolyte Kodja,,
, Norikazu Kameyama
Norikazu Kameyama,,
, Kazuhide Nara
Kazuhide Nara,,
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Journal seriesISME Journal, ISSN 1751-7362, (A 45 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishPlantintroduction, Coccoloba uvifera ECM symbionts
ASJC Classification1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 2404 Microbiology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)45
ScoreMinisterial score = 45.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 2.284; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 9.52 (2) - 2017=11.663 (5)
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