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Oaks belowground: mycorrhizas, truffles, and small mammals

@inproceedings{Frank2008OaksBM,
  title={Oaks belowground: mycorrhizas, truffles, and small mammals},
  author={J. Frank and S. Barry and J. Madden and D. Southworth},
  year={2008}
}
Oaks depend on hidden diversity belowground. Oregon white oaks (Quercus garryana) form ectomycorrhizas with more than 40 species of fungi at a 25-ha site. Several of the most common oak mycorrhizal fungi form hypogeous fruiting bodies or truffles in the upper layer of mineral soil. We collected 18 species of truffles associated with Oregon white oak. Truffles do not release spores directly into the air, but remain closed belowground. In conifer ecosystems, animals eat truffles and disperse the… Expand
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