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AFI 02/30_01 - The status of dark septate fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities - Fungal cultures, plant and soil samples (live and frozen) collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region in 2002/2003
Three plant species, the leafy liverwort Cephaloziella varians and the angiosperms Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, were sampled from 12 islands across a 1480 km latitudinal gradient from South Georgia through to Adelaide Island. Samples were collected to determine the abundance of dark septate fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities and the effects of these organisms on ... plant growth. Where the target species were found in sufficient numbers to allow sampling, it proved possible to collect at least 10 samples of each species. At least 10 soil samples were collected from each site where Deschampsia was found. Plants, with intact roots and soil, were transported back to the UK using cool and frozen stowage. Additionally, intact live plants were transported to the UK in an illuminated cabinet. Seeds of the two key species (Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis) were also collected at Bird Island and South Georgia. As the exact months of t he data collection were not provided, and the metadata standard requires a YYYY-MM-DD format, this dataset has been dated as 1st January for start date, and 31st December for stop date.
The Archives Service hold a Travel Report describing part of the field work undertaken between 4th January - 17th January 2003 for this project. Please quote the reference AD6/2R/2002/K3 when requesting this report.
Upson, R., Newsham, K.K., Bridge, P.D., Pearce, D.A. & Read, D.J. Phylogenetic affinities of dark septate endophytes in the roots of Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, the two native Antarctic vascular plant species. Fungal Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2009.02.004 Upson, R., Read, D.J. & Newsham, K.K. (2009). Nitrogen form influences plant response to dark septate root ... endophytes. Mycorrhiza. DOI: 10.1007/s00572-009-0260-3. Newsham, K.K., Upson, R. & Read, D.J. (2009). Mycorrhizas and dark septate endophytes in polar regions. Fungal Ecology 2, 10-20. Upson, R., Newsham, K.K. & Read, D.J. (2008). Root-fungal associations of Colobanthus quitensis and Deschampsia antarctica in the maritime and sub-Antarctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40, 592-599. Upson, R., Newsham, K.K. & Read, D.J. (2007) Widespread association between the ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Rhizoscyphus ericae and a leafy liverwort in the maritime and sub-Ant arctic. New Phytologist 176, 460-471 Upson, R. (2006) The status of dark septate root fungal endophytes in Antarctic plant and soil communities. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. Antarctic dark septate root fungal endophytes: diversity and function. 5th International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM 5), Granada, Spain (Invited workshop contribution). 23rd to 27th July 2006. (Oral) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. (2005) The status of dark septate root and rhizoid-inhabiting fungal endophytes in three Antarctic plant species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part IA 141: S219-S224 Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The status of dark septate root and rhizoid-inhabiting fungal endophytes in three Antarctic plant species. Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), Barcelona, Spain (Part of the Below Ground Processes session). July 2005. (Oral) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The phylogen etic affinities of dark septate endophytes from two Antarctic plant s pecies: evidence for global ubiquity. Biological Sciences Division Posterday. University of Sheffield. May 2005. (Poster) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The status of dark septate fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities. British Antarctic Surveys annual Antarctic Funding Initiative conference, Newnham College, Cambridge. September 2003. (Oral)