Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 255–262 | Cite as

Diversity in soil fungi as influenced by DDT

  • M. G. Boyer
  • E. Perry


the application of 1 and 2 ppm DDT to soil did not result in any consistent trends in fungal numbers through a 14 week period. However the amplitude of population fluctuations was markedly suppressed in treated soils during the early weeks of treatment.

A study of the effect of DDT on the population structure of the genusPenicillium indicated that it undergoes a reduction of diversity with treatment that persists at least through a 9 week survey period.


Population Structure Treated Soil Survey Period Consistent Trend Soil Fungus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Boyer
  • E. Perry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyYork UniversityDownsviewCanada

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