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    Author(s): Shiv HiremathKirsten Lehtoma; Annemarie Nagle; Pierluigi Bonello
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 92.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We are working toward restoring the American chestnut in southeastern Ohio, which was once part of the tree's natural range. Some of these lands have been severely affected by excessive mining operations for several decades. Therefore, we are planning and testing use of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the restoration efforts. Mycorrhizal fungi may play a vital role in this, because they have been shown to be essential for the survival of seedlings by supporting growth under a variety of subnormal soil and other stress conditions.

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    Hiremath, Shiv; Lehtoma, Kirsten; Nagle, Annemarie; Bonello, Pierluigi. 2011. Screening for Phytophthora cinnamomi in reclaimed mined lands targeted for American chestnut restoration projects. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 92.

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