Ectomycorrhizas and water relations of trees: a review

@article{Lehto2010EctomycorrhizasAW,
  title={Ectomycorrhizas and water relations of trees: a review},
  author={Tarja Lehto and Janusz J. Zwiazek},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={71-90}
}
There is plenty of evidence for improved nutrient acquisition by ectomycorrhizas in trees; however, their role in water uptake is much less clear. In addition to experiments showing improved performance during drought by mycorrhizal plants, there are several studies showing reduced root hydraulic conductivity and reduced water uptake in mycorrhizal roots. The clearest direct mechanism for increased water uptake is the increased extension growth and absorbing surface area, particularly in fungal… 
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