Response of Taxus media var. densiformis to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Date of Original Version
Rooted cuttings of Taxus media var. densiformis Rehd. were inoculated with the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Gigaspora gigantea (Nicol. and Gerd.) Gerd. and Trappe or Glomus intraradices Schenck and Smith and grown for 9-15 months in a greenhouse. At the completion of the experiments, leaves of inoculated plants contained significantly more chorophyll (1.3-4.1 times as much) than did noninoculated plants. In addition, mycorrhizal plants had root systems that were significantly larger (1.3-1.4 times) and longer (1.7-2.1 times) than nonmycorrhizal plants, and they possessed significantly more branch roots (1.3-2.9 times). No differences in stem diameter and height or shoot dry weight were evident at the end of the experiments, although the number of buds was significantly greater in the cuttings inoculated with G. intraradices after 15 months.
Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Gemma, J., R. E. Koske, E. M. Roberts, and S. Hester. "Response of Taxus media var. densiformis to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28, 1 (1998): 150-153. doi:10.1139/x97-182.