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Host plant species effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in tallgrass prairie
Author(s): A. H. Eom, D. C. Hartnett and G. W. T. Wilson
Article Topic(s): Mycorrhizae
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie
Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),
AbstractThe affect of tallgrass prairie species on arbuscular mycorrhizal soil communities was studied by sampling soils from homogenous patches of 5 plant species: Poa pratensis, Sporobolus heterolepis, Panicum virgatum, Baptisia bracteata and Solidago missouriensis. Spore community and diversity differed by plant species with greatest specificity observed for soils in B. bracteata patches.
Suggested CitationA. H. Eom, D. C. Hartnett and G. W. T. Wilson. "Host plant species effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in tallgrass prairie." Oecologia 122.3 (2000): 435-444.