Worldwide diversity of endophytic fungi and insects associated with dormant tree twigs

Iva Franić, Simone Prospero, Kalev Adamson, Eric Allan, Fabio Attorre, Marie Anne Auger-Rozenberg, Sylvie Augustin, Dimitrios Avtzis, Wim Baert, Marek Barta, Kenneth Bauters, Amani Bellahirech, Piotr Boroń, Helena Bragança, Tereza Brestovanská, May Bente Brurberg, Treena Burgess, Daiva Burokienė, Michelle Cleary, Juan CorleyDavid R. Coyle, György Csóka, Karel Černý, Kateryna Davydenko, Maarten de Groot, Julio Javier Diez, H. Tuğba Doğmuş Lehtijärvi, Rein Drenkhan, Jacqueline Edwards, Mohammed Elsafy, Csaba Béla Eötvös, Roman Falko, Jianting Fan, Nina Feddern, Ágnes Fürjes-Mikó, Martin M. Gossner, Bartłomiej Grad, Martin Hartmann, Ludmila Havrdova, Miriam Kádasi Horáková, Markéta Hrabětová, Mathias Just Justesen, Magdalena Kacprzyk, Marc Kenis, Natalia Kirichenko, Marta Kovač, Volodymyr Kramarets, Nikola Lacković, Maria Victoria Lantschner, Jelena Lazarević, Marianna Leskiv, Hongmei Li, Corrie Lynne Madsen, Chris Malumphy, Dinka Matošević, Iryna Matsiakh, Tom W. May, Johan Meffert, Duccio Migliorini, Christo Nikolov, Richard O’Hanlon, Funda Oskay, Trudy Paap, Taras Parpan, Barbara Piškur, Hans Peter Ravn, John Richard, Anne Ronse, Alain Roques, Beat Ruffner, Karolis Sivickis, Carolina Soliani, Venche Talgø, Maria Tomoshevich, Anne Uimari, Michael Ulyshen, Anna Maria Vettraino, Caterina Villari, Yongjun Wang, Johanna Witzell, Milica Zlatković, René Eschen

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Abstract

International trade in plants and climate change are two of the main factors causing damaging tree pests (i.e. fungi and insects) to spread into new areas. To mitigate these risks, a large-scale assessment of tree-associated fungi and insects is needed. We present records of endophytic fungi and insects in twigs of 17 angiosperm and gymnosperm genera, from 51 locations in 32 countries worldwide. Endophytic fungi were characterized by high-throughput sequencing of 352 samples from 145 tree species in 28 countries. Insects were reared from 227 samples of 109 tree species in 18 countries and sorted into taxonomic orders and feeding guilds. Herbivorous insects were grouped into morphospecies and were identified using molecular and morphological approaches. This dataset reveals the diversity of tree-associated taxa, as it contains 12,721 fungal Amplicon Sequence Variants and 208 herbivorous insect morphospecies, sampled across broad geographic and climatic gradients and for many tree species. This dataset will facilitate applied and fundamental studies on the distribution of fungal endophytes and insects in trees.

Original languageEnglish
Article number62
JournalScientific Data
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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