Growth and survival of container-grown Pinus caribaea infected with various ectomycorrhizal fungi

Abstract

Young pine seedlings were inoculated with mycelial cultures of 8 fungi, and basidiospore cultures of 4 fungi. Four months later distinctive mycorrhizas had been formed by all 4 spore cultures and by 5 of the mycelial cultures.At 10 months one further mycelial culture had given rise to distinctive mycorrhizas. However, by that time contamination between treatments, or from outside, was at a higher level. Survival of outplanted seedlings after 6 months was generally poor, but was slightly greater in some treatments.

Citation

Plant and Soil (1983) 71 (1-3) 339-344 [10.1007/BF02182673]

Growth and survival of container-grown Pinus caribaea infected with various ectomycorrhizal fungi

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