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Significant changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal community and soil physicochemical properties during the saline-alkali grassland vegetation succession

YAJIE LIU, LINLIN FANG, CHUNXUE YANG*
College of Landscape Architecture, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, China
* Corresponding Author: CHUNXUE YANG. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mycorrhizal Fungal Roles in Stress Tolerance of Plants)

BIOCELL 2022, 46(11), 2475-2488. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2022.021477

Received 16 January 2022; Accepted 12 April 2022; Issue published 07 July 2022

Abstract

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are widely distributed in various habitats, and the community composition varies in response to the changing environmental conditions. To explore the response of community composition to the succession of saline-alkali land, soil samples were collected from three succession stages of Songnen saline-alkali grassland. Subsequently, the soil characteristics were determined and the AM fungi in soil samples were analyzed by high-throughput sequencing. Then, the response relationship between community composition and soil characteristics was studied by Canonical correlation and Pearson analyses. The soil properties improved with the succession of saline-alkali grassland. There was no significant difference in alpha diversity between the first and second succession stage (Suaeda glauca and Puccinellia tenuiflora, respectively), and the microbial community had a dense association network at the third stage (Leymus chinensis); in addition, each succession stage had significantly enriched amplicon sequence variants (ASVs) and functional pathways. All the soil properties except cellulase activity had significant effects on community composition. Furthermore, the pH, organic carbon, organic matter, and sucrase activity significantly correlated with alpha diversity indices. These results provide a theoretical basis for realizing the significant changes in AM fungal community and soil properties during the saline-alkali grassland vegetation succession.

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AM fungal community; High-throughput sequencing; Succession of saline-alkali land; Soil physicochemical characteristics

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LIU, Y., FANG, L., YANG, C. (2022). Significant changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal community and soil physicochemical properties during the saline-alkali grassland vegetation succession. BIOCELL, 46(11), 2475–2488.



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