Is the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influenced by the specific conditions of serpentine soils?

Name: Is the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influenced by the specific conditions of serpentine soils?
Researchers: Doubková Pavla (member of research team)
Kohout Petr (member of research team)
Sudová Radka (member of research team)
Project Type: Other projects
Realization from: 2011
Realization to: 2012
Summary: The aim of the project is to compare the communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in serpentine and non-serpentine soils in terms of their diversity and presence of different phylogenetic lineages. The process of detection and determination of AM fungi colonizing roots of the model plant species (Knautia arvensis) is based on molecular analyses. A potential influence of soil chemical properties on the AMF community structure and diversity will be also tested.

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