Fungal relationships and structural identity of their ectomycorrhizae

  title={Fungal relationships and structural identity of their ectomycorrhizae},
  author={Reinhard Agerer},
  journal={Mycological Progress},
  • R. Agerer
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Biology
  • Mycological Progress
Aproximately 5,000–6,000 fungal species form ectomyorrhizae (ECM), the symbiotic organs with roots of predominantly trees. The contributing fungi are not evenly distributed over the system of fungi. Within Basidiomycota exclusively Hymenomycetes and within Ascomycota exclusively Ascomycetes contribute to the symbiosis. Hymenomycetes play a big part, Ascomycetes a minor role; Zygomycetes only form exceptionally ECM. Responsible for ascomycetous ECM are mostly Pezizales with their hypogeous… 
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