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Symbiotic germination and development of the myco-heterotroph Monotropa hypopitys in nature and its requirement for locally distributed Tricholoma spp

Leake, J.R.; McKendrick, S.L.; Bidartondo, M.; Read, D.J.

New Phytologist 163(2): 405-423


ISSN/ISBN: 0028-646X
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01115.x
Accession: 004338835

Germination and symbiotic development of the myco-heterotrophic plant Monotropa hypopitys were studied by sequential recovery of packets of seed buried in dune slacks in relation to distance from mature M. hypopitys and presence and absence of shoots of its autotrophic coassociate Salix repens. Fungal associates of M. hypopitys growing under S. repens in the dune slacks, and under S. caprea and Pinus sylvestris at two other locations in the UK, were identified by molecular analysis.

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