Distribution of roots and arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in tropical forest types of Xishuangbanna , southwest China

@inproceedings{Muthukumar2003DistributionOR,
  title={Distribution of roots and arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in tropical forest types of Xishuangbanna , southwest China},
  author={Thangavelu Muthukumar and Liqing Sha and Xiaodong Yang and Min Cao and Jianwei Tang and Zheng Zheng},
  year={2003}
}
Root distribution and mycorrhizal associations were compared in primary, secondary and limestone forests in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Soil cores to a depth of 20 cm were collected at random points from four 50 m 2 quadrats in each forest type. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) associations were the only form of mycorrhiza found in all forest types. The primary forest was characterized by high root mass, root lengths and AM colonization levels higher than other forest types. In contrast… CONTINUE READING
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