95% of basidiospores fall within 1 m of the cap: a field-and modeling-based study

  title={95\% of basidiospores fall within 1 m of the cap: a field-and modeling-based study},
  author={Tera E Galante and Thomas R. Horton and Dennis P. Swaney},
  pages={1175 - 1183}
Plant establishment patterns suggest that ectomycorrhizal fungal (EMF) inoculant is not found ubiquitously. The role of animal vectors dispersing viable EMF spores is well documented. Here we investigate the role of wind in basidiospore dispersal for six EMF species, Inocybe lacera, Laccaria laccata, Lactarius rufus, Suillus brevipes, Suillus tomentosus and Thelephora americana. Basidiospores adhered to microscope slides placed on three 60 cm transects radiating from sporocarps. Morphological… 
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