Copper-adapted Suillus luteus, a symbiotic solution for pines colonizing Cu mine spoils.

@article{Adriaensen2005CopperadaptedSL,
  title={Copper-adapted Suillus luteus, a symbiotic solution for pines colonizing Cu mine spoils.},
  author={Kristin Adriaensen and Trude Vr{\aa}lstad and J-P Noben and Jaco Vangronsveld and Jan Colpaert},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={7279-84}
}
Natural populations thriving in heavy-metal-contaminated ecosystems are often subjected to selective pressures for increased resistance to toxic metals. In the present study we describe a population of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Suillus luteus that colonized a toxic Cu mine spoil in Norway. We hypothesized that this population had developed adaptive Cu tolerance and was able to protect pine trees against Cu toxicity. We also tested for the existence of cotolerance to Cu and Zn in S. luteus… CONTINUE READING
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