Microbial life is very active in snow-covered soil. However, knowledge about microbial diversity and interactions of psychrotolerant soil organisms especially is still very limited

Fungi prokaryote interactions are addressed with a combination of molecular tools, modern analytical methods, cultivation techniques and FISH. Environmental data (e.g. soil properties) are included in the constrained analyses to yield explanatory variables of differences between MCs. By including cultivation techniques and mycological systematics, metabarcoding data are put on solid ground, and identification of environmental sequences is improved.

Publications:

Telagathoti A, Probst M, Khomenko I, Biasioli F, Peintner U. High-Throughput Volatilome Fingerprint Using PTR–ToF–MS Shows Species-Specific Patterns in Mortierella and Closely Related Genera. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(1):66. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7010066

Habitat, snow-cover and soil pH, affect the distribution and diversity of Mortierella species and their associations to bacteria. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.669784

Further information: https://pf.fwf.ac.at/en/research-in-practice/project-finder/42896

Working group: WG Peintner