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Persistence of Australian Pisolithus species in eucalypt plantations in China

Malajczuk, N., Dell, B. and Burgess, T. (1996) Persistence of Australian Pisolithus species in eucalypt plantations in China. In: First International Conference on Mycorrhizae (ICOM), 31 July - 3 August, California.

Abstract

Persistence of Australian Pisolithus species in eucalypt plantations in China The persistence of Australian Pisolithus isolates introduced into experimental plantations of eucalypts in southern China was examined by recording the presence of sporocarps one to four years after planting. Electrophoretic patterns of polypeptides extracted from mycelial cultures obtained from Pisolithus sporocarps confirmed the successful colonization of eucalypt seedlings in southern China. Although the indigenous Chinese Pisolithus was present in the eucalypt plantations, it appears to be a poor coloniser of eucalypt roots and failed to form functionally mature ectomycorrhizal structures in vitro. The pattern of basidiocarp abundance in the field suggests that the Australian Pisolithus isolates out-competed the indigenous Pisolithus in Eucalyptus plantations in China once successful inoculation of seedlings is achieved in the nursery.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3263
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