Results from approximately 400 fungus-host pure culture
inoculations indicate that specificity of ectomycorrhizal associations
is a complex phenomenon and cannot be based solely on field observations
of sporocarp-host associations. Of the numerous sporocarp-host
specific fungi tested, most formed ectomycorrhizae with one or more
unexpected, non-associated hosts. These results conclusively demonstrate...
The influence of mycorrhizae on the nutrient uptake of
strawberries and red raspberries was investigated. On red raspberries
innoculation with a mycorrhizal fungus resulted in increased P uptake
and a greater concentration of P in the shoots of the plants. The
strawberries were innoculated with 2 species of mycorrhizal fungus....
The several thousand fungi known to form ectomycorrhizae have co-evolved with their host plants and have developed impressive physiological and ecological diversity. Exploration of some relationships of enzyme activities and phytohormone production of selected ectomycorrhizal fungi to distribution and tree hosts is reported in this thesis. The data have particular...
Small-mammal community composition, microhabitat selection, and
dispersal of mycorrhizal fungal spores were studied in southwestern
Oregon. Sampled habitats exhibited structural variation resulting
from silvicultural practices.
In 1981, the effect of clearcut treatment on these phenomena was
evaluated. In 1982, the effect of forest structure was studied.
Discriminant function analysis (DFA)...
Basidiospores of Rhizopogon viriicolor Smith and R. colossus
Smith were inoculated onto container-grown Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga
menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) seedlings and grown under two levels of
soluble fertilizer and one level of slow-release fertilizer. Both
fungi formed abundant (54%) ectomycorrhizae under the soluble
fertilizer regimes. Slow-release fertilizer greatly reduced percent
The mycorrhizal rootlets of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco.) and red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) were extensively investigated. A jet-black mycorrhiza was found to be dominant on Douglas-fir rootlets. The fungal symbiont was identified as Cenococcum graniforme (Sow.) Ferd. and Winge. Two forms of mycorrhizae predominated on root systems of...
Studies were conducted on inoculation of container-grown plants
with vesicular-arbuscular (VA) mycorrhizae.
Intraradical vesicles formed in colonized roots were found to
serve as propagules and significantly contribute to the infectivity
of these roots. A procedure was developed for separating
intraradical vesicles from roots; isolated intraradical vesicles were
able to colonize...