Eighty per cent of the pinus brutus plants without mycorrhizae
died, compared to only 40 per cent of the ones with mycorrhizae
Apart from the life science content, the study of mycorrhizae
provides opportunities to integrate biological and mathematical problem-solving skills by applying basic mathematics within life science contexts, hone skills in scientific investigations, and develop communication skills to convey scientific concepts.
Cripps has surveyed mycorrhizae
from Yellowstone through Waterton Lakes National Park and into Banff, Canada, and has found related fungi associated with these pines throughout the northern Rockies.
There are two main types of complex fungi: saprobes and mycorrhizae
Plant health depends, in no small part, on the health of the beneficial bacteria, fungi and mycorrhizae
that reside in the top few inches of soil.
seem to confer a greater salt tolerance and promote growth more than phosphate alone, suggesting that some mechanism beyond phosphate nutrition might be involved.
seedlings collected in the wild) and soil, and the influence on Shorea leprosula of soil types, pasteurization of media and mycorrhizae
I have gained improved means of developing field explorations for my students, gained ideas for studying forest mycorrhizae
in a lab setting"
Dissolution is achieved by reaction between the phosphate rock and the soil, and partly through the direct action of plant rootes and associated mycorrhizae
in phosphate rock.
Instead, it had experienced poor soil management under a regime of row crop production and pasture, conditions poorly suited for maintaining diverse and abundant mycorrhizae
Results suggest that local site characteristics such as microenvironments, soil quality, or mycorrhizae
may be more influential in determining seed germination and that seedlings will do well under a broad array of forest management conditions.
Louise is also working on the role of mycorrhizae
in minimizing drought stress and how anthropogenic impacts, such as nitrogen deposition, affect the diversity and functioning of soil fungi.