Stayin ’ alive : survival of mycorrhizal fungal propagules from 6-yr-old forest soil

  title={Stayin ’ alive : survival of mycorrhizal fungal propagules from 6-yr-old forest soil},
  author={Nhu H. NGUYENa and Nicole A. HYNSONb and Thomas D. BRUNSa},
  • Nhu H. NGUYENa, Nicole A. HYNSONb, Thomas D. BRUNSa
  • Published 2012
Spores and sclerotia are the main propagules that allow fungi to persist through unfavorable conditions and disperse into new environments. Despite their importance, very little is known about their longevity and dormancy, especially in ectomycorrhizal fungi. To assess the viability of ectomycorrhizal fungal spores in forest soil, we collected and buried non-sterile forest soil, in pots, in the field distant from an inoculum source. After 6 yr, a subset of this soil was assayed for viable… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 extracted citations

Invasive belowground mutualists of woody plants

Biological Invasions • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 references

Persistence of basidiospores and sclerotia of ectomycorrhizal fungi and Morchella in soil

SL Miller, P Torres, TM McClean
Mycologia • 1994
View 2 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…