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Roles of Woody Root-Associated Fungi in Forest Ecosystem Processes: Recent Advances in Fungal IdentificationAuthor(s): Jill A. Hoff; Ned B. Klopfenstein; Jonalea R. Tonn; Geral I. McDonald; Paul J. Zambino; Jack D. Rogers; Tobin L. Peever; Lori M. Carris
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-47. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionInteractions between fungi and woody roots may be critical factors that influence diverse forest ecosystems processes, such as wood decay (nutrient recycling); root diseases and their biological control; and endophytic, epiphytic, and mycorrhizal symbioses. However, few studies have characterized the diversity and the spatial and temporal distribution of woody root-associated fungi in forest ecosystems. Molecular genetic techniques that facilitate fungal identification are now available to help investigate complex and dynamic interactions of these fungi.
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CitationHoff, Jill A.; Klopfenstein, Ned B.; Tonn, Jonalea R.; McDonald, Geral I.; Zambino, Paul J.; Rogers, Jack D.; Peever, Tobin L.; Carris, Lori M. 2004. Roles of Woody Root-Associated Fungi in Forest Ecosystem Processes: Recent Advances in Fungal Identification. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-47. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 6 p.
KeywordsAscomycetes, Basidiomycetes, fungi, endophyte, polymerase chain reaction, root rot, Zygomycetes
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