Supported by a research contract with Agriculture Canada, St-Jean sur Richelieu, Research station, PQ.
EFFECT OF GLUCOSE AND ACTIVE CHARCOAL ON IN VITRO SYNTHESIS OF ERICOID MYCORRHIZA WITH VACCINIUM SPP.
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 94, Issue 1, pages 95–102, May 1983
How to Cite
DUCLOS, J.L. and FORTIN, J. A. (1983), EFFECT OF GLUCOSE AND ACTIVE CHARCOAL ON IN VITRO SYNTHESIS OF ERICOID MYCORRHIZA WITH VACCINIUM SPP. New Phytologist, 94: 95–102. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1983.tb02725.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 1 January 1983)
The addition of a small quantity of glucose (0.5 g 1−1) to the culture medium enhanced mycorrhiza formation on Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. and V. corymbosum L. with Pezizella ericae Read in vitro. Under these conditions, 15 isolates of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi obtained from diverse hosts and habitats demonstrated different abilities to colonize the root system of the two species of Vaccinium. Moreover, the addition of activated charcoal especially in presence of glucose or pectin greatly stimulated ericoid mycorrhiza formation by P. ericae on V. angustifolium. The possibility that active charcoal adsorbs toxic compounds from the rhizosphere is discussed.