Stable isotope evidence for the saprotropic status of the truffle Schenella pityophilus

  title={Stable isotope evidence for the saprotropic status of the truffle Schenella pityophilus},
  author={Chelsea Reha and D. Southworth},
  journal={North American Fungi},
  • Chelsea Reha, D. Southworth
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • North American Fungi
  • This research attempts to resolve the mode of nutrition, i.e., saptrtrophic or ectomycorrhizal, for Schenella pityophilus, a sequestrate hypogeous fungus. While a majority of truffles in both the Ascomycota and the Basidiomycota are ectomycorrhizal, S. pityophilus is in the Geastrales in which species are saprotrophic. Stable isotope ratios of C and N have been used to elucidate fungal trophic modes. Stable isotopic ratios of N and C from fruiting bodies of S. pityophilus were compared to those… CONTINUE READING
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