Using lipid analysis and hyphal length to quantify AM and saprotrophic fungal abundance along a soil chronosequence

@inproceedings{Balsera2004UsingLA,
  title={Using lipid analysis and hyphal length to quantify AM and saprotrophic fungal abundance along a soil chronosequence},
  author={T. C. Balsera and K. K. Tresederb and M. Ekenlera},
  year={2004}
}
  • T. C. Balsera, K. K. Tresederb, M. Ekenlera
  • Published 2004
We evaluate the use of signature fatty acids and direct hyphal counts as tools to detect and quantify arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) and saprotrophic fungal (SF) biomass in three Hawaiian soils along a natural soil fertility gradient. Phospholipids16:1u5c and 18:2u6,9c were used as an index of AM and saprotrophic fungal biomass, respectively. Both phospholipid analysis and hyphal length indicated that the biomass of AMF was greatest at the highest fertility site, and lowest where phosphorus limits… CONTINUE READING