Palatability of microfungi to soil arthropods in relation to the functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizae

  title={Palatability of microfungi to soil arthropods in relation to the functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizae},
  author={John N. Klironomos and Walter Kendrick},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
We investigated the feeding preferences of six species of mites and collembolans for three fungi commonly associated with roots of Acer saccharum (Glomus macrocarpum, Alternaria alternata and Trichoderma harzianum), from a maple-forest soil in southern Ontario, Canada. Experiments were also conducted in vitro to determine animal feeding responses to (1) increasing quantities of hyphal biomass, (2) the presence of root vs. litter fungal substrates, and (3) hyphae of different widths of Glomus… CONTINUE READING


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