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Comment on “Global diversity and geography of soil fungi”

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Science  26 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6242, pp. 1438
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4269

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Abstract

Tedersoo et al. (Research Article, 28 November 2014, p. 1078) present a compelling study regarding patterns of biodiversity of fungi, carried out at a scale unprecedented to date for fungal biogeographical studies. The study demonstrates strong global biogeographic patterns in richness and community composition of soil fungi. What concerns us with the study is what we do not see. Unfortunately, this study underestimates the fungal diversity of one key group of soil fungi due to reliance on a single primer with known flaws.

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