Fungal biodiversity in rhizosphere of healthy and needle cast-affected Scots pine transplants

Małgorzata Mańka


Healthy Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) transplants had in rhizosphere a community of saprotrophic fungi which considerably suppressed the growth of severe root pathogens Heterobasidion annosum and Armillaria obscura. A community from transplants affected by needle cast (Lophodermium spp.) suppressed both pathogens to a much smaller extent.


Scots pine; rhizosphere fungi; needle-cast; Heterobasidion; Armillaria

Full Text: