Van der Wal, A. and Bloem, J. and Mulder, C.H. and De Boer, W. (2009) Relative abundance and activity of melanized hyphae in different soil ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41, 417-419. ISSN 0038-0717.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.10.031
Here we report on the frequency of melanized fungal hyphae in 323 soils, covering different land use types. The proportion of total hyphae that was melanized averaged 61%. Arable fields with loamy sand, heathlands and city parks on sandy soils had the highest percentage of melanized hyphae. In addition to the frequency determinations, a microcosm study was performed on the role of melanized hyphae in two different ecosystems: an ex-arable field and a forest. Melanized hyphae appeared to be part of the active hyphae in the forest soil but not in the ex-arable soil. In conclusion, our results indicate that (1) melanized hyphae represent a large proportion of the total fungal biomass in soils and that (2) their function might differ between ecosystems.
|Institutes:||Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)|
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