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Plant Demographic Responses to Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Tallgrass Prairie

Author(s): D. C. Hartnett, R. J. Samenus, L. E. Fischer and B. A. D. Hetrick

Month: Sep
Year: 1994

Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 99
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 21-26

Article Topic(s): Mycorrhizae,Phenology,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie

Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass),

Abstract

Assesses the effects of mycorrhizae on the growth and flowering of native tallgrass prairie species in Kansas. Mycorrhizae increased flowering in Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans, but only in burned plots. Mycorrhizae (or the lack thereof) did not affect seedling emergence of Panicum virgatum or A. gerardii. Growth and flowering response to mycorrhizae depended on the species and conditions of the site.

Suggested Citation

D. C. Hartnett, R. J. Samenus, L. E. Fischer and B. A. D. Hetrick. "Plant Demographic Responses to Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Tallgrass Prairie." Oecologia 99.1-2 (1994): 21-26.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/BF00317079

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