THE BIOLOGY OF MYCORRHIZA IN THE ERICACEAE

@inproceedings{Pearson1973THEBO,
  title={THE BIOLOGY OF MYCORRHIZA IN THE ERICACEAE},
  author={Vivienne Pearson and David McArthur Read},
  year={1973}
}
SUMMARY Measurements of the chitin content of the rooting horizons of a typical mor-humus heathland soil, indicate that chitin can contain in excess of 20% of the total nitrogen in the litter (L) horizon and 30% in the fermentation (F) horizon. Much of this chitin-nitrogen is thought to be contained in the mycelial walls of soil fungi. Experiments were therefore designed to test the hypothesis that such sources of N could be rendered accessible to the ericaceous plants by their fungal… CONTINUE READING

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