Effects of Water Stress on the Endophytic Fungal Communities of Pinus koraiensis Needles Infected by Cenangium ferruginosum

  title={Effects of Water Stress on the Endophytic Fungal Communities of Pinus koraiensis Needles Infected by Cenangium ferruginosum},
  author={Sun Keun Lee and Seung Kyu Lee and Hanhong Bae and Sang Tae Seo and Jong Kyu Lee},
  pages={331 - 338}
Abstract To examine the effects of water stress and Cenangium ferruginosum (CF) on the fungal endophytic community of needles of Pinus koraiensis (PK), fungal endophytes isolated from the needles of 5-year-old PK seedlings were compared before and after exposure to water stress conditions and artificial inoculation with CF ascospores. Artificial CF inoculation was successfully confirmed using PCR with CF-specific primers (CfF and CfR). For comparison of the degree of water deficit in water… 

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  • T. Sieber
  • Environmental Science
    Forest Microbiology
  • 2021

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