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Anatomical studies on ectomycorrhizas

II. The ectomycorrhizas produced by Amanita muscaria, Laccaria laccata and Suillus brevipes on Pinuspatula
  • V. Mohan
  • K. Natarajan
  • K. Ingleby
Original Papers


Ectomycorrhizas of 5-month-old Pinus patula plants grown in autoclaved shola soil (forest soil) inoculated with basidiospores of Amanita muscaria, Laccaria laccata and Suillus brevipes are described. The main em phasis is on the organisation of the mantle tissue as seen in plan view and features of associated hyphae and strands. The different layers in the mantle produced by the different fungi are described and illustrated.

Key words

Pinus patula Amanita muscaria Laccaria laccata Suillus brevipes Ectomycorrhizas Rhizomorphs Mantle structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Mohan
    • 1
  • K. Natarajan
    • 1
  • K. Ingleby
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, University of MadrasMadrasIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial EcologyPenicuik, MidlothianUK

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