The association of calcium oxalate-utilizing Streptomyces with conifer ectomycorrhizae
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- Knutson, D.M., Hutchins, A.S. & Cromack, K. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1980) 46: 611. doi:10.1007/BF00394017
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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.