Skip to main content

Notes: Evidence for Ectomycorrhizal Fungus-Mediated Nutrient Transfer Between Pinus and Tradescantia

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

An unique association of Pinus palustris (longleaf pine) trees with Tradescantia hirsutiflora (spiderwort) growing in sandy soil in East Texas was documented. Ectomycorrhizal pine roots grew towards roots of spiderwort in natural soils, intertwined among and grew around the spiderwort roots. Longleaf pine roots penetrated the thick mucilaginous layer of exudates surrounding spiderwort roots, grew among the abundant root hairs, and became closely appressed to the spiderwort root surface. Injection of 14C(U)-sucrose into spiderwort stems resulted in the appearance of radioactivity in pine roots; likewise, its injection into pine roots resulted in the appearance of radioactivity in spiderwort roots. These results establish the fact that nutrient exchange can occur between trees and herbaceous monocotyledonous plants in a natural forest ecosystem. Evidence presented suggests the ectomycorrhizal fungus is involved in the transfer of nutrients between pine and spiderwort. Forest Sci. 30:892-896.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Pine; mycorrhizae; spiderwort symbioses

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

Publication date: 1984-12-01

More about this publication?
  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Podcasts
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more