VESICULAR-ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAS OF GINKGO BILOBA L. IN NATURAL AND CONTROLLED CONDITIONS
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 99, Issue 3, pages 441–447, March 1985
How to Cite
FONTANA, A. (1985), VESICULAR-ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAS OF GINKGO BILOBA L. IN NATURAL AND CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. New Phytologist, 99: 441–447. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1985.tb03671.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 5 November 1984)
- VA mycorrhizas;
- Ginkgo biloba;
- mycorrhizai synthesis;
- Glomus epigaeum.
The morphology of Ginkgo biloba L. vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas (VAM) was investigated in natural conditions and after innoculation with Glomus epigaeum Daniels and Trappe. Morphological features of the infections were similar. The most interesting morphological feature was the presence of abundant intracellular hyphae; intercellular hyphae were rare. Synthesis tests showed the complete Glomus epigaeum life cycle, with the production of sporocarps. Natural infection of Ginkgo biloba roots is considered to be a common phenomenon, and Glomus epigaeum inoculation in controlled conditions increased growth of seedlings.