• Grassland fairy rings of Leucocalocybe mongolica represent the center of a rich soil microbial community

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    Abstract
    Background
    The ecological phenomenon of fungal fairy rings is usually found in grasslands and caused by the growth of specific fairy ring fungi in soil. The fairy rings are classified into three zones , and they have the potential to increase crop yield. Among these fairy rings, distinct characteristics of type I fairy rings can be seen in the rings formed by Leucocalocybe mongolica. Our studies addressed changes in the soil microbial structure due to LM fairy rings to enhance understand of this ecological phenomenon.
    Methods
    In the present study, we report the soil microbial...
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