Skip to main content

Ectomycorrhizal Communities on Tree Roots and in Soil Propagule Banks along a Secondary Successional Vegetation Gradient

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Changes in the composition of underground ectomycorrhizal communities along a secondary successional vegetation gradient were investigated in Kashiwa City, Kanto District, eastern Japan. Soil cores were sampled from the surface soils of six plots in a successional series of vegetation, and ectomycorrhizal root tips were classified into morphotypes by macroscopic observation and measurement of the internal transcribed spacer 3–4 length of rDNA. The inoculum potential of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the soils was also investigated by germinating and growing Japanese red pine seedlings in pots. The species richness of ectomycorrhizal fungi on tree roots increased along the successional gradient from the pioneer tree stage (Pinus densiflora Sieb. et Zucc. stands) to the middle stage (deciduous Quercus serrata Thunb. and Castanea crenata Sieb. stands) and then slightly decreased in the climax stage (evergreen Quercus myrsinaefolia Bl. stands). The increase in the number of ectomycorrhizal morphotypes was strongly correlated with the increase in the biomass of ectomycorrhizal trees along the succession. Ectomycorrhizal propagule banks were found in the soil of pioneer grass- and shrublands where ectomycorrhizal trees were not present. Unlike the diversity of ectomycorrhizal morphotypes on tree roots, the morphotype richness and diversity of ectomycorrhizal inocula in the soil infective to pine seedlings increased only from the grassland to the pine successional stage and not in the deciduous and evergreen-oak stages. The composition of ectomycorrhizal communities on mature trees and ectomycorrhizal propagule banks in soils showed a successional gradient along the secondary vegetation gradient, but many common morphotypes were present among the different vegetation stages.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Pinus densiflora; Quercus spp; ectomycorrhiza; secondary succession; species richness

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-12-01

More about this publication?
  • Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.

    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