Abundance of Collembola collected from ectomycorrhizal hyphal mats and fruiting bodies of Tricholoma matsutake
Authors: Sawahata, Takuo; Narimatsu, Maki
Source: Journal of Forest Research, Volume 11, Number 5, October 2006 , pp. 373-376(4)
Abstract:Collembolans collected from hyphal mat soil and fruit bodies of Tricholoma matsutake were examined to investigate whether mycophagous microarthropods are a potential insect pest of this fungus in forest soils. The number of collembolans collected in hyphal mat soil did not differ significantly from that in adjacent nonmat soil. Fungal materials contained in the gut of collembolans consisted mostly of hyphal fragments of dematiaceous fungi and unknown basidiomycetes. There were few collembolans on the fruit bodies of T. matsutake, which has the largest fruit body of the fungi at the study site. Our findings suggested that collembolans are not significant feeders on the hyphal mat and fruit body of T. matsutake.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: 2006-10-01