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Author(s):Ietswaart, J. H.; Griffioen, W. A. J.; Ernst, W. H. O.
Author Affiliation:Department of Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Faculty of Biology, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Title:Seasonality of VAM infection in three populations of Agrostis capillaris (Gramineae) on soil with or without heavy metal enrichment
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 139, No. 1, January 1992, p. 67-73.
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, Netherland: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Related Web URL:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00012843
    Last checked: 10/14/2015
    Notes: Abstract only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis tenuis; Heavy metals; Nutrients; Seasons; Arbuscular mycorrhizae; Soils
Abstract/Contents:Three populations of the perennial grass Agrostis capillaris, growing on limestone derived clay with and without natural enrichment of the heavy metals cadmium, lead, and zinc, and on a sandy soil polluted by a metal smelter have been investigated with regard to the percentage and seasonality of infection with vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi and its impact on mineral nutrition. In all populations VAM infection was lowest during winter, and highest during late summer and autumn. The population at the metal smelter site was less infected by VAM fungi than both other populations. The concentration of mineral nutrients for the three populations was clearly related to the soil concentration, but hardly modified by the degree of VAM infection.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Ietswaart, J. H., W. A. J. Griffioen, and W. H. O. Ernst. 1992. Seasonality of VAM infection in three populations of Agrostis capillaris (Gramineae) on soil with or without heavy metal enrichment. Plant Soil. 139(1):p. 67-73.
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