, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 279–285 | Cite as

Mycorrhiza-like interaction by Morchella with species of the Pinaceae in pure culture synthesis

  • J. L. Dahlstrom
  • J. E. Smith
  • N. S. Weber


 Isolates from two species of Morchella were tested for ability to form mycorrhizae in pure culture synthesis with Arbutus menziesii, Larix occidentalis, Pinus contorta, Pinus ponderosa, andPseudotsuga menziesii. Ectomycorrhizal structures (mantle and Hartig net) formed with the four species of the Pinaceae but not with A. menziesii. Results are compared to previous studies on morel mycorrhizae and discussed in an ecological context.

Key words Morchella Pinus contorta Pinus ponderosa Pseudotsuga menziesii Larix occidentalis 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Dahlstrom
    • 1
  • J. E. Smith
    • 2
  • N. S. Weber
    • 3
  1. 1.Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 05344, USAUS
  2. 2.US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA e-mail: Fax: +1-541-750-7329US
  3. 3.Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USAUS

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