Plant and Soil

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 147–149 | Cite as

The effect of ectomycorrhizas on the phosphorus and dry weight acquisition of Eucalyptus seedlings

  • P. A. Heinrich
  • D. R. Mulligan
  • J. W. Patrick
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The inoculation ofEucalyptus pilularis seedlings withPisolithus tinctorius and the subsequent development of ectomycorrhizas, led to an improved acquisition of phosphorus (P) from three different sources of P. These sources included insoluble phytate. Dry weight gain of seedlings was increased by inoculation in those treatments where growth was limited by P supply.

Key words

Ectomycorrhizas eucalypt phosphorus phytate Pisolithus tinctorius 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Heinrich
    • 1
  • D. R. Mulligan
    • 1
  • J. W. Patrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesThe University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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