Root tip competition among ectomycorrhizal fungi: are priority effects a rule or an exception?

  title={Root tip competition among ectomycorrhizal fungi: are priority effects a rule or an exception?},
  author={Peter G Kennedy and Kabir G Peay and Thomas D. Bruns},
  volume={90 8},
Competition for root colonization among ectomycorrhizal fungi is well documented, but the mechanisms determining competitive outcomes are not clearly understood. In a previous study, we observed that timing of colonization (i.e., a priority effect) had a significant effect on the outcome of competition between two ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi in the genus Rhizopogon. In this study, we explicitly tested the role of priority effects in competition among EM fungi by experimentally manipulating the… CONTINUE READING
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