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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote growth and phosphorus uptake in Zamia, a native Florida cycad
Author(s): J. B. Fisher, K. Jayachandran
Journal: Florida Scientist
Journal Link: http://www.floridaacademyofsciences.org/flsci.htm
Article Topic(s): Mycorrhizae, Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Forest, Longleaf pine, Pine, Pine rockland
Species Referenced: Zamia pumila (Coontie),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of growing Zamia pumila with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and additional phosphorus (P). Adding AMF or P increased dry mass of Z. pumila. This indicates that Z. pumila is not dependent on AMF when sufficient P is available in the soil. However, AMF can promote higher P accumulation. The study also reports on a potentially symbiotic relationship with Nostoc, a cyanobacterium, that may be functionally similar to the AMF, rhizobium, and legume symbiosis.
Suggested CitationJ. B. Fisher, and K. Jayachandran. "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote growth and phosphorus uptake in Zamia, a native Florida cycad." Florida Scientist 71.3 (2008): 265-272.
Article LinksISSN: 0098-4590