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

M. H. IVORY and F. M. MUNGA
Plant and Soil
Vol. 71, No. 1/3, TREE ROOT SYSTEMS AND THEIR MYCORRHIZAS (1983), pp. 339-344
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42934248
Page Count: 6
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Growth and survival of container-grown Pinus caribaea infected with various ectomycorrhizal fungi
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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.

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