↓ Skip to main content

Whose truffle is this? Distribution patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity inTuber melanosporumbrûlés developed in multi-host Mediterranean plant communities

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Microbiology, February 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (71st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (57th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
2 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

dimensions_citation
27 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
66 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Whose truffle is this? Distribution patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity inTuber melanosporumbrûlés developed in multi-host Mediterranean plant communities
Published in
Environmental Microbiology, February 2015
DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.12741
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elisa Taschen, Mathieu Sauve, Adrien Taudiere, Javier Parlade, Marc-André Selosse, Franck Richard

Abstract

In the Mediterranean region, patches of vegetation recovering from disturbance and transiently dominated by shrubs produce one of the world's most prized fungi, the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum). In these successional plant communities, we have fragmentary knowledge of the distribution of T. melanosporum in space among ectomycorrhizal (ECM) host species and in time. Molecular identification of hosts (RFLP) and fungi (ITS sequencing) and quantification of T. melanosporum mycelium (qPCR) were employed to evaluate the presence of T. melanosporum on four dominant ECM host species (Quercus ilex, Q. coccifera, Arbutus unedo, Cistus albidus) and the extent to which their respective ECM communities shared fungal diversity, over the course of development of truffle grounds, from recent unproductive brûlés to senescent ones where production has stopped. We found that truffle grounds host rich communities in which multi-host fungal species dominate in frequency. When considering both ECM tips and soil mycelia, we documented a dynamic and spatially heterogeneous pattern of T. melanosporum distribution in soils and a presence of ECM tips restricted to Q. ilex roots. This study advances our knowledge of the ecology of T. melanosporum, and provides insight into the extent of ECM fungal sharing among plant species that dominate Mediterranean landscapes.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 66 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hungary 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Master 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 9 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 62%
Environmental Science 7 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 10 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2018.
All research outputs
#5,862,184
of 19,342,442 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Microbiology
#1,768
of 3,926 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,607
of 329,218 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Microbiology
#18
of 42 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,342,442 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 68th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,926 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.0. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 53% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 329,218 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 71% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 42 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 57% of its contemporaries.