Zahoor Ahmad Itoo

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A study was undertaken to examine the extent of root colonization by four locally isolated ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi (Hebeloma theobrominum, Boletus dryophilus, Scleroderma citrinum and Suillus luteus) and their effects on seedling growth in Pinus wallichiana and Cedrus deodara under nursery conditions. Seedlings of the two conifers were inoculated with(More)
The present study was undertaken to document the ectomycorrhizal diversity associated with the Cedrus deodara and Pinus wallichiana in the Kashmir Himalaya, India. The extensive field surveys carried out in the Kashmir Himalaya at five study sites resulted in the collection and identification of 76 potential ectomycorrhizal fungal species associated with(More)
Most vascular plants in terrestrial ecosystems form mutualistic mycorrhizal associations, among which ectomycorrhizal (ECM) associations predominate. Although coniferous forests of Kashmir Himalaya harbor wide diversity of such ECM fungi, their identification remains largely obscure. The present study was carried out to explore the diversity of ECM fungi(More)
Belowground biological interactions that occur among plant roots, microorganisms and animals are dynamic and substantially influence ecosystem processes. Among these interactions, the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiosis is remarkable but unfortunately these associations have mainly been considered within the rather narrow perspective of their effects on the(More)
Worldwide genus Amanita is represented by more than 500 ectomycorrhizal (ECM) species. These species form mutualistic associations with a number of host trees among which the conifers predominate. Set out to explore the ECM associations of Amanita in Kashmir Himalayas, Amanita calyptroderma, Amanita pantherina and Amanita vaginata show symbiotic(More)
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