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Title: Carbon and nitrogen allocation in ectomycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal Pinus sylvestris L seedlings
Authors: Colpaert, JV ×
Van Laere, André
VanAssche, JA #
Issue Date: Sep-1996
Publisher: Heron publishing
Series Title: Tree physiology vol:16 issue:9 pages:787-793
Abstract: We studied carbon and nitrogen allocation in mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings grown in a semi-hydroponic system with nitrogen as the growth limiting factor, Three ectomycorrhizal fungi were compared: one pioneer species (Thelephora terrestris Ehrh.: Fr) and two late-stage fungi (Suillus bovinus (L.: Fr) O. Kuntze, and Scleroderma citrinum Pers.). By giving all plants in each treatment the same amount of readily available nitrogen, we ensured that the external mycelium could not increase the total nitrogen content of the plants, thereby guaranteeing that any change in carbon or nitrogen partitioning was a direct effect of the mycorrhizal infection itself. Carbon and nitrogen partitioning were measured at an early and a late stage of mycorrhizal development, and at a low and a high N addition rate.
ISSN: 0829-318X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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