The Global Soil Mycobiome consortium dataset for boosting fungal diversity research

Leho Tedersoo, Vladimir Mikryukov, Sten Anslan, Mohammad Bahram, Abdul Nasir Khalid, Adriana Corrales, Ahto Agan, Aída M. Vasco-Palacios, Alessandro Saitta, Alexandre Antonelli, Andrea C. Rinaldi, Annemieke Verbeken, Bobby P. Sulistyo, Boris Tamgnoue, Brendan Furneaux, Camila Duarte Ritter, Casper Nyamukondiwa, Cathy Sharp, César Marín, D. Q. DaiDaniyal Gohar, Dipon Sharmah, Elisabeth Machteld Biersma, Erin K. Cameron, Eske De Crop, Eveli Otsing, Evgeny A. Davydov, Felipe E. Albornoz, Francis Q. Brearley, Franz Buegger, Genevieve Gates, Geoffrey Zahn, Gregory Bonito, Indrek Hiiesalu, Inga Hiiesalu, Irma Zettur, Isabel C. Barrio, Jaan Pärn, Jacob Heilmann-Clausen, Jelena Ankuda, John Y. Kupagme, Joosep Sarapuu, Jose G. Maciá-Vicente, Joseph Djeugap Fovo, József Geml, Juha M. Alatalo, Julieta Alvarez-Manjarrez, Jutamart Monkai, Kadri Põldmaa, Kadri Runnel

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Fungi are highly important biotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, but we still have a very limited understanding about their diversity and distribution. This data article releases a global soil fungal dataset of the Global Soil Mycobiome consortium (GSMc) to boost further research in fungal diversity, biogeography and macroecology. The dataset comprises 722,682 fungal operational taxonomic units (OTUs) derived from PacBio sequencing of full-length ITS and 18S-V9 variable regions from 3200 plots in 108 countries on all continents. The plots are supplied with geographical and edaphic metadata. The OTUs are taxonomically and functionally assigned to guilds and other functional groups. The entire dataset has been corrected by excluding chimeras, index-switch artefacts and potential contamination. The dataset is more inclusive in terms of geographical breadth and phylogenetic diversity of fungi than previously published data. The GSMc dataset is available over the PlutoF repository.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573–588
Number of pages15
JournalFungal Diversity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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