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The ectomycorrhizal specialist orchid Corallorhiza trifida is a partial myco-heterotroph

Zimmer, K.; Meyer, C.; Gebauer, G.

New Phytologist 178(2): 395-400

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 0028-646X
PMID: 18221248
DOI: 10.2307/30147688
Accession: 023852329

The leafless, circumboreal orchid Corallorhiza trifida is often assumed to be fully myco-heterotrophic despite contrary evidence concerning its ability to photosynthesize. Here, its level of myco-heterotrophy is assessed by analysing the natural abundance of the stable nitrogen and carbon isotopes (15)N and (13)C, respectively.

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