A field study using the fungicide benomyl to investigate the effect of mycorrhizal fungi on plant fitness

  title={A field study using the fungicide benomyl to investigate the effect of mycorrhizal fungi on plant fitness},
  author={Peter D. Carey and Alastair H. Fitter and Andrew R. Watkinson},
The effect of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) on the fecundity ofVulpia ciliata ssp.ambigua was investigated at two field sites in eastern England by applying the fungicide benomyl to reduce VAM infection. The application of benomyl at the two sites produced very different results. At one site the application of the fungicide reduced the fecundity of plants whereas at the other fecundity was increased. At the first site the reduction in fecundity was linked to a significant reduction in… CONTINUE READING


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