Mycorrhizae Benefit Survival and Growth of Sweetgum Seedlings in the Nursery
In small plots where soil was fumigated with methyl bromide before sowing, roots of sweet-gum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) seedlings were non-mycorrhizal. When such soil was inoculated with naturalist occurring endomycorrhizal fungi, or with a pure culture of Glomus mosseae, 1-0 seedlings were thrifty, averaging eight times taller and approximately 80 times greater in ovendry top weight than the non-mycorrhizal controls.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Athens, Georgia 30602
Publication date: 1977-02-01
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