Mechanical soil disturbance as a determinant of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in semi-natural grassland

@article{Schnoor2010MechanicalSD,
  title={Mechanical soil disturbance as a determinant of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in semi-natural grassland},
  author={Tim Krone Schnoor and Ylva Lekberg and S\oren Rosendahl and P{\aa}l Axel Olsson},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={211-220}
}
While the effect of disturbance on overall abundance and community composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi has been researched in agricultural fields, less is known about the impact in semi-natural grasslands. We sampled two AM plant species, Festuca brevipila and Plantago lanceolata, from an ongoing grassland restoration experiment that contained replicated plowed and control plots. The AM fungal community in roots was determined using nested PCR and LSU rDNA primers. We identified 38… CONTINUE READING