Recent studies of the biology of the yellow hyacinth orchid - Dipodium Hamiltonianum

Dearnaley, John (2006) Recent studies of the biology of the yellow hyacinth orchid - Dipodium Hamiltonianum. The Orchadian, 15 (3). pp. 129-130. ISSN 0474-3342


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Dipodium hamiltonianum is a rare species of terrestrial orchid in eastern Australia. The fungi that reside in the orchid’s roots are critical for nutrition of the plant. By extracting the DNA from whole colonized orchid roots and sequencing the fungal DNA present we have determined the identity of these fungi. These results strongly suggest that the orchid is a parasite on the trees it is usually found close to.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Publisher: Australian Native Orchid Society Inc.
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Awaiting copyright advice.
Depositing User: Ms Debbie White
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orchidaceae, Dipodium hamiltonianum, rare species, fungi, parasite
Fields of Research (FoR): 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 > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified

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