Coexistence of arbuscular mycorrhizae and dark septate endophytic fungi in an undisturbed and a disturbed site of an arid ecosystem

  title={Coexistence of arbuscular mycorrhizae and dark septate endophytic fungi in an undisturbed and a disturbed site of an arid ecosystem},
  author={Muhammad Shafiq Chaudhry and Syed Hafeez Ur Rahman and Muhammad S. Ismaiel and Ghulam Sarwar and Bushra A. Saeed and Faiz-ul-Hassan Nasim},
Effect of disturbance on root colonization and vertical distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and dark septate endophytes (DSE) was investigated at two adjacent sites of Lal Suhanra Biosphere Reserve, Pakistan. Disturbance clearly affected AMF and DSE colonization, vertical distribution of AMF and plant community structure. Mean colonization of AMF and DSE was slightly less at the disturbed site. Average spore densities, diversity and richness of AMF and DSE were higher at the… CONTINUE READING

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