Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 611–619

The association of calcium oxalate-utilizing Streptomyces with conifer ectomycorrhizae

  • Donald M. Knutson
  • Anita Stiebrs Hutchins
  • Kermit CromackJr.
Ecology

DOI: 10.1007/BF00394017

Cite this article as:
Knutson, D.M., Hutchins, A.S. & Cromack, K. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1980) 46: 611. doi:10.1007/BF00394017

Abstract

Bacteria that could utilize calcium oxalate as a major carbon source were isolated from mycorrhizae of Douglas-fir. About one-third were Streptomyces, of which eight species were identified. These organisms apparently play an important role in maintaining microsite conditions and in recycling calcium in the forest system. The ability to utilize calcium oxalate as a primary substrate provides a useful trait in Streptomyces taxonomy.

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© H. Veenman en Zonen 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald M. Knutson
    • 1
  • Anita Stiebrs Hutchins
    • 1
  • Kermit CromackJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Forest ServiceU.S. Department of Agriculture Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station Forestry Sciences LaboratoryCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forest Science, School of ForestryOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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