Effects of Collembola on plant-pathogenic fungus interactions in simple experimental systems

@article{Sabatini2001EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Collembola on plant-pathogenic fungus interactions in simple experimental systems},
  author={Maria Agnese Sabatini and Gloria Innocenti},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={62-66}
}
Abstract Take-all and brown foot rot, caused respectively by Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici and Fusarium culmorum, are two important components of the foot and root fungal disease complex of winter cereals world-wide. These fungi persist in soil and in crop debris in the same layer of agricultural soil as Collembola, a well represented taxon of soil animals. Previous in vitro tests showed that these fungi grown on agarised medium were readily consumed by springtails. In a simplified… 

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