Fungal endophytes in Australian myco-heterotrophic orchids

Dearnaley, John (2006) Fungal endophytes in Australian myco-heterotrophic orchids. In: 8th International Mycological Congress (IMC8) , 20 - 25 Aug 2006, Cairns, Australia.

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[Abstract]: The fungal endophytes of Australian myco-heterotrophic orchids are largely unknown. In this investigation we identified the fungal endophytes of three species of Australian myco-heterotrophic orchid: the terrestrial species Dipodium variegatum and Dipodium hamiltonianum and the vine-like Erythrorchis cassythoides. Similar to studies of myco-heterotrophic orchids in Nth America and Europe the fungal endophytes of Dipodium spp. are members of the Russulaceae. E. cassythoides contained both ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi suggesting that it can derive its carbon via fungi from both dead and living plant material.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Item is a poster. No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Ms Debbie White
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: fungal endophytes, myco-heterotrophic orchids, Australia, Australian
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1465

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