Mycorrhizal inoculum in a peat deposit formed under a white spruce stand in Alberta.

R. M. Danielson, J. C. Zak, D. Parkinson

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Abstract

A feather moss peat deposit formed under Picea glauca in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta was assessed for occurrence and type of ectomycorrhizal and vesicular-arbuscular (VA) mycorrhizal endophytes. Twelve most common fungi formed ectomycorrhizae with jack pine Pinus banksiana including an E-strain fungus and Cenococcum geophilum. The most common jack pine symbiont was an unknown ascomycete which produced cystidal ectomycorrhizae. Basidiomycetes present included Tomentella sp., Amphinema byssoides, and 2 Rhizopogon-like species. Only one species of VA fungus, Glomus aggregatum, was associated with slender wheatgrass roots Agropyron trachycaulum. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2557-2560
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Botany
Volume62
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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