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Welcome to the Fungi from Mycorrhizal Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) Database.
Mycorrhizae are intimate associations between plant roots and fungi that benefit trees by extending the soil-inhabiting surface area of their root systems. This database provides DNA sequences from fungi that were part of the microbial community sampled from hemlock mycorrhizae. Some of the fungi are truly mycorrhizal species. Others are probably casual associates of the mycorrhizae and are incapable of forming mycorrhizal relationships.
All were sampled from western Canada, from northern Vancouver Island, located between Port McNeil and Port Hardy, British Columbia (50º 60?N, 127º 35?W).