Plant and Soil

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 287–290

Growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi stimulated by lipids from a pine root exudate

  • N. Fries
  • M. Bardet
  • K. Serck-Hanssen
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02182906

Cite this article as:
Fries, N., Bardet, M. & Serck-Hanssen, K. Plant Soil (1985) 86: 287. doi:10.1007/BF02182906

Summary

The content of fatty acids was analysed in an exudate from roots of pine seedlings grown axenically in vermiculite with a synthetic nutrient medium. The dominating fatty acdis were fewer in the exudate than in the roots. Unsaturated fatty acids were predominant. The total lipid fraction of the exudate promoted mycelial growth in two of the three ectomycorrhizal fungi tested.

Key words

Ectomycorrhiza Fatty acids Fungal growth stimulation Laccaria Leccinum Root exudate lipids 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Fries
    • 1
  • M. Bardet
    • 1
  • K. Serck-Hanssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physiological BotanyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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