mycotrophic


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mycotrophic

(ˌmaɪkəʊˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
(Botany) botany (of a plant) symbiotic with a fungus, esp a mycorrhizal fungus
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Terrestrial orchids from seed to mycotrophic plant.
1985) found fungal structures in roots of Equisetum species growing in a sand dune habitat, the close association of the Equisetum roots with roots of characteristically mycotrophic plants raised the possibility that the observed fungal structures represented "simply the penetration [of Equisetum roots by] a 'non-host" (Read et al.
Sean, the eldest, taking charge of a one-volume Encyclopedia of Botany no one knew they owned ("Sort of like the plant," mentioned Uncle Jack), said that its pallor indicated that it might be mycotrophic, "might obtain nutrients from the soil by means of the fungi that inhabit its root," Sean read aloud.
For completeness, he mentioned parasitic plants and mycotrophic plants, which rely on mycorrhizal fungi to pass them materials from a woody plant.
Host preference among AM fungi has been reported by earlier workers [22,12], hence, the need for inoculating different mycotrophic plants has been stressed [17,4].
Greater proportions of the plant species present in early successional communities are either non-mycotrophic or facultative mycotrophic while most of the later successional species are either obligate or facultative (Allen 1991).
Some substrate analyses have demonstrated that trunks and canopy mats might be nutrient rich (Bermudes and Benzing, 1989; Lesica and Antibus, 1990), and it is known that high fertility suppresses AM of facultatively mycotrophic species (Janos, 2007).
Therefore, the similarity in form of gametophytes and young sporophytes must be secondarily derived, presumably because of the exigencies of a similar subterranean, mycotrophic existence.
2000) and Winther and Friedman (2007), Lycopodium gamethophytes appear to be obligatory mycotrophic, but there is little consensus regarding the AM associations in the sporophytes.
Monotropoideae comprise three tribes: the autotrophic Pyroleae and the mycotrophic Pterosporeae and Monotropeae.
The herbs are either achlorophyllous and mycotrophic or green and autotrophic.