Monotropa uniflora plants of eastern Massachusetts form mycorrhizae with a diversity of russulacean fungi.

  title={Monotropa uniflora plants of eastern Massachusetts form mycorrhizae with a diversity of russulacean fungi.},
  author={S G Yang and Donald H. Pfister},
  volume={98 4},
Plant species in the subfamily Monotropoideae are mycoheterotrophs; they obtain fixed carbon from photosynthetic plants via a shared mycorrhizal network. Previous findings show mycoheterotrophic plants exhibit a high level of specificity to their mycorrhizal fungi. In this study we explore the association of mycorrhizal fungi and Monotropa uniflora (Monotropoideae: Ericaceae) in eastern North America. We collected M. uniflora roots and nearby basidiomycete sporocarps from four sites within a… 

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