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The elemental content in the mycelium of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Piloderma sp during the colonization of hardened wood ash

Publiceringsår: 2005
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 387-392
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Mycorrhiza
Volym: 15
Nummer: 6
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH

Sammanfattning

Piloderma sp., a wood ash-colonizing ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungus, was grown symbiotically with Norway spruce in microcosms which contained granules of hardened wood ash. Mycelium close to the granules was sampled 3 times over a period of 11 weeks and the elemental content was investigated with particle induced X-ray emission. Mycelium from microcosms without wood ash was used as controls. The contents of P and K were similar in mycelium growing close to wood ash granules to those in control mycelium, while the Ca content increased from 23 +/- 21 mg g(-1) in controls to 63 +/- 8 mg g(-1) in mycelium growing close to wood ash granules. The Ca content was also increased in other parts of the mycelium more distant from the wood ash. Piloderma sp. may have a role in the short-term storage of Ca released from wood ash, rather than in releasing and storing P.

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  • Biology and Life Sciences

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  • ISSN: 0940-6360
  • ISSN: 1432-1890

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