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The effect of Tuber melanosporum Vitt. mycorrhization on growth, nutrition, and water relations of Quercus petraea Liebl., Quercus faginea Lamk., and Pinus halepensis Mill. seedlings

  • José Alfonso Domínguez NúñezEmail author
  • Rosa Planelles González
  • José Antonio Rodríguez Barreal
  • José Antonio Saiz de Omeñaca González
Article

Abstract

Mycorrhizal and nonmycorrhizal Quercus faginea Lamk., Quercus petraea Liebl., and Pinus halepensis Mill. one-year-old seedlings inoculated with Tuber melanosporum Vitt. have been analyzed with the purpose of studying the influence of mycorrhization on their growth, water relations, and mineral nutrition. The mycorrhization improved Q. petraea and P. halepensis seedling growth. In addition, the mycorrhization created an elastic adjustment in P. halepensis, although it did not cause any osmotic adjustment. Additionally, the mycorrhization increased phosphorus uptake in Q. faginea and P. halepensis, content of all nutrients in P. halepensis, and N content in Q. petraea.

Keywords

Black truffle Sessile oak Lusitanian oak Aleppo pine Osmotic adjustment Elastic adjustment 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the County of Valencia (FCEAM Mediterranean Environmental Research Center) and the County of Cantabria (Agriculture Council). The authors would also like to thank ETSI Montes, EUIT Forestal in Madrid, and INIA (National Institute of Agricultural Research) for their support and help.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Alfonso Domínguez Núñez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosa Planelles González
    • 2
  • José Antonio Rodríguez Barreal
    • 1
  • José Antonio Saiz de Omeñaca González
    • 1
  1. 1.U.D. Patología Forestal. Dpto. Silvopascicultura. E.T.S. Ingenieros de MontesUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.U.D. Selvicultura. E.U.I.T. ForestalUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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