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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Mycorrhizal colonization and mycotrophic growth of native woody species as related to successional groups in Southeastern Brazil.
Horwitz, "PacC and pH-dependent transcriptome of the mycotrophic fungus Trichoderma virens," BMC Genomics, vol.
These studies aim to develop biotechnological methods for the use of soil microorganisms in both sustainable soil management and acerola crop production associated with AMF because this plant is mycotrophic, that is, it requires mycorrhizal association to enhance nutrient absorption, particularly of phosphorus, thereby increasing the plant growth and productivity (BALOTA et al., 2011; BAUM et al., 2015).
All the species studied are mycotrophic and, during the year in which they were established in the field, the non-inoculated plants also showed symbiosis.
Although the Carica papaya plant is a mycotrophic species that requires high nitrogen (N) concentration to obtain high yield the effect of interaction between inoculums and nitrogen doses has not been studied thoroughly for this species.
Okada 2011 Kalimantanorchis: a new genus of mycotrophic orchid from West Kalimantan, Borneo.
Rasmussen HN (1995) Terrestrial orchids: from seed to mycotrophic plant.
The observations of the present study along with previous studies clearly indicate that even plant species that are fundamentally mycotrophic can be nonmycorrhizal in AM suppressive habitats as suggested by Brundrett [2].
(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., 2000).
Mycorrhizal dependence of a plant species is one of its constitutive features, allowing plant classification as facultative or obligately mycotrophic. Facultative mycotrophs are those that can grow without mycorrhizae in relatively fertile natural soils.