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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

The Global Soil Mycobiome consortium dataset for boosting fungal diversity research

Tedersoo, Leho; Mikryukov, Vladimir; Anslan, Sten; Bahram, Mohammad; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; Corrales, Adriana; Agan, Ahto; Vasco-Palacios, Aida-M; Saitta, Alessandro; Antonelli, Alexandre; Rinaldi, Andrea C.; Verbeken, Annemieke; Sulistyo, Bobby P.; Tamgnoue, Boris; Furneaux, Brendan; Ritter, Camila Duarte; Nyamukondiwa, Casper; Sharp, Cathy; Marin, Cesar; Dai, D. Q.;
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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.


Soil fungi; Global dataset; PacBio sequencing; Fungal richness

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Fungal Diversity
2021, volume: 111, number: 1, pages: 573-588
Publisher: SPRINGER

Authors' information

Tedersoo, Leho
University of Tartu
Mikryukov, Vladimir
University of Tartu
Anslan, Sten
University of Tartu
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology
Khalid, Abdul Nasir
University of Punjab
Corrales, Adriana
Universidad del Rosario
Agan, Ahto
University of Tartu
Vasco-Palacios, Aida-M
Universidad de Antioquia
Saitta, Alessandro
University of Palermo
Antonelli, Alexandre
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Rinaldi, Andrea C.
University of Cagliari
Verbeken, Annemieke
Ghent University
Sulistyo, Bobby P.
Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences
Tamgnoue, Boris
University of Dschang
Furneaux, Brendan
Uppsala University
Ritter, Camila Duarte
University of Duisburg Essen
Nyamukondiwa, Casper
Botswana Int Univ Sci and Technol
Sharp, Cathy
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Marin, Cesar
Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Dai, D. Q.
Qujing Normal Univ
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Soil Science

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