Vertical distribution of microfungi in a spruce forest soil in south of Sweden

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Soil-washing technique was used for the isolation of microfungi from soil of a planted Norway spruce forest in the south of Sweden. About ninety different fungal species were identified. The most frequently isolated genera were Mortierella, Penicillium, and Trickoderma which together constituted 71% of the total number of isolates. A significant (P < 0·01) difference in abundance between the different soil horizons was found for twenty-three species. The results are discussed in relation to earlier mycological studies in coniferous forest soils.

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  • Biological Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-425
JournalTransactions of the British Mycological Society
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1975
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes