Direct nocturnal water transfer from oaks to their mycorrhizal symbionts during severe soil drying

@article{Querejeta2002DirectNW,
  title={Direct nocturnal water transfer from oaks to their mycorrhizal symbionts during severe soil drying},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ignacio Querejeta and Louise M. Egerton-Warburton and Michael Folgia-Tom Allen},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={134},
  pages={65-65}
}
Symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi play an important role in the absorption of soil nutrients and water by most plants. It has been suggested that hydraulically lifted water might maintain the integrity of the external mycorrhizal mycelium during drought. We tested this hypothesis in the obligately mycorrhizal species, coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), using a microcosm system that separated the effects of hydraulic lift in roots from those in the external mycelium. Mycorrhizal oak seedlings were… CONTINUE READING
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