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The Mycorrhizal Fungus, Sebacina vermifera, Enhances Seed Germination and Biomass Production in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L)

Author(s): S. R. Ghimire, N. D. Charlton and K. D. Craven

Month: Jun
Year: 2009

Journal: Bioenergy Research
Volume: 2
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 51-58

Article Topic(s): Germination,Mycorrhizae
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Field

Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),

Abstract

Investigates the effects of an ectomycorrhizal fungus, Sebacina vermifera, on the germination and biomass of Panicum virgatum. The fungus increased plant height, root length and biomass production. Culture filtrates from S. vermifera increased seed germination in one cultivar.

Suggested Citation

S. R. Ghimire, N. D. Charlton and K. D. Craven. "The Mycorrhizal Fungus, Sebacina vermifera, Enhances Seed Germination and Biomass Production in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L)." Bioenergy Research 2.1-2 (2009): 51-58.

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ISSN: 1939-1234
DOI: 10.1007/s12155-009-9033-2

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