Germination patterns in three terrestrial orchids relate to abundance of mycorrhizal fungi

@inproceedings{McCormick2016GerminationPI,
  title={Germination patterns in three terrestrial orchids relate to abundance of mycorrhizal fungi},
  author={Melissa K McCormick and D Lee Taylor and Dennis F. Whigham and Robert K. Burnett},
  year={2016}
}
1. The spatial distribution of plants, which is often generated by patterns of seed recruitment, is an important determinant of population dynamics, especially for orchids with seeds that must be exposed to appropriate mycorrhizal fungi. 2. We compared the distribution and abundance of target mycorrhizal fungi detected in the soil using DNA-based molecular techniques and germination in seed packets of Goodyera pubescens, Liparis liliifolia and Tipularia discolor. 3. We further examined… CONTINUE READING