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Author(s):Griffioen, W. A. J.; Ietswaart, J. H.; Ernst, W. H. O.
Author Affiliation:Department of Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Faculty of Biology, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Title:Mycorrhizal infection of an Agrostis capillaris population on a copper contaminated soil
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 158, No. 1, January 1994, p. 83-89.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, Netherland: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Related Web URL:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00007920
    Last checked: 10/14/2015
    Notes: Abstract only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis tenuis; Copper mine wastes; Mine soils; Mycorrhizal fungi; Cadmium; Zinc; Copper
Abstract/Contents:"To investigate the possible natural development of heavy metal tolerance in VA-mycorrhizal fungi, plants of Agrostis capillaris from an uncontaminated, a copper-contaminated and a zinc/cadmium-contaminated area were examined for VA-mycorrhizal infection. During a period of 5 years (1987 to 1991) the plants of the copper-tolerant population were hardly infected, whereas the population on the uncontaminated soil showed a mean infection of nearly 60% and the zinc/cadmium-tolerant population of 40%. A detailed analysis of the surroundings of the copper-enriched site revealed the presence of VA-mycorrhizal fungi and a negative correlation between the infection rate of A. capillaris and the copper content of the soil. In contrast to the copper-contamianted soil, the abundant presence of VA-mycorrhizal fungi in the are contaminated by zinc and cadmium indicates that these fungi have evolved a zinc and cadmium tolerance and that they may play a role in the zinc anc cadmium tolerance of A. capillaris."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Griffioen, W. A. J., J. H. Ietswaart, and W. H. O. Ernst. 1994. Mycorrhizal infection of an Agrostis capillaris population on a copper contaminated soil. Plant Soil. 158(1):p. 83-89.
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