Alteration of growth ofSolanum opacum andPlantago drummondii and inhibition of regrowth of hyphae of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from dried root pieces by manganese

Abstract

Addition of MnSO4 or MnCl2 to a fine sandy soil from South Australia had a negative effect on shoot growth and root elongation ofSolanum opacum in the absence of significant presence of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM). VAM ameliorated the reduction of plant growth by Mn, even though mycorrhizal development was decreased. Mn inhibited infection of roots by a fine endophyte less than that by some coarse endophytes. High concentrations of available Mn inhibited growth of hyphae of VAM fungi from dried root pieces, a significant source of infection by mycorrhizal fungi in the soil used.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02370649

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@article{McGee2006AlterationOG, title={Alteration of growth ofSolanum opacum andPlantago drummondii and inhibition of regrowth of hyphae of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from dried root pieces by manganese}, author={Peter A. McGee}, journal={Plant and Soil}, year={2006}, volume={101}, pages={227-233} }