Differences in the species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in spore, root and soil communities in a grassland ecosystem.

@article{Hempel2007DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in spore, root and soil communities in a grassland ecosystem.},
  author={Stefan Hempel and Carsten Renker and François Buscot},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={1930-8}
}
Most studies on the species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have solely analysed mycorrhizal roots or AM spores collected from soil samples. However, the spore production rate and proportions of AMF mycelium in roots and soils have all been shown to vary substantially in a taxon-specific manner. Therefore, in the study presented here we used a molecular approach to analyse the species composition of AMF in spores, intra-radical and extra-radical mycelium in an intensively… CONTINUE READING