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Growth Dynamics and Associated Mycorrhizal Fungi of Little Bluestem Grass [Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx) Nash] on Burned and Unburned Sand Prairies
Author(s): S. S. Dhillion and R. C. Anderson
Journal: New Phytologist
Article Topic(s): Mycorrhizae,Nutrients,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Prairie
Species Referenced: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem),
AbstractThe effect of fire on growth and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal association was studied in a sand prairie. Burned sites supported more biomass, plants with longer roots and more fungal biomass within roots. AM inoculum potentials were depressed the year of fires. Plants in burned and unburned sites also differed in inorganic nutrient concentrations.
Suggested CitationS. S. Dhillion and R. C. Anderson. "Growth Dynamics and Associated Mycorrhizal Fungi of Little Bluestem Grass [Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx) Nash] on Burned and Unburned Sand Prairies." New Phytologist 123.1 (1993): 77-91.