Myrtus communis L. (myrtle), a typical Mediterranean plant species belonging to the family Myrtaceae, was shown to form arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses in nature. Many different spore types were isolated from its rhizosphere and grown in pot cultures; six of them were identified as Glomus species. In the laboratory, the myrtle root system was colonized by indigenous endophytes as well as by an Italian isolate of Glomus intraradices. In greenhouse experiments, mycorrhizal inoculation reduced transplant stress in 60-day-old myrtle seedlings; their growth was renewed immediately after transplanting, whereas non-mycorrhizal plants stopped development. Significantly larger growth responses were obtained using indigenous fungi than the Italian isolate of Glomus intradices.
|Autori:||MATOSEVIC I; COSTA G; GIOVANNETTI M|
|Titolo:||THE MYCORRHIZAL STATUS OF THE WOODY MEDITERRANEAN SHRUB MYRTUS COMMUNIS|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s005720050163|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|