Interactions among vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae, soil, and landscape position.

L. D. Day, D. M. Sylvia, M. E. Collins

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Abstract

In a bahiagrass pasture Paspalum notatum in N Florida, a significant effect of landscape position was found in spore number, root colonization, root length, the ratio of Acaulospora and Glomus to Gigaspora spores, and number of spores per centimeter of colonized root. Root colonization and propagule numbers were least in the most erosive positions (shoulder and backslope) of the landscape. This implied that the population density of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae fungi may be reduced by soil erosion even if erosion is not severe enough to affect plant cover. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Soil Science

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