The mycorrhizal fungal associations of the vunerable Sophora fraseri (Fabaceae)

Downie, A. F. and Le Brocque, A. F. and Dearnaley, J. D. W. (2008) The mycorrhizal fungal associations of the vunerable Sophora fraseri (Fabaceae). Australasian Mycologist, 27 (2). pp. 57-65.

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Sophora fraseri Benth. is a vulnerable Australian shrub that occurs on rainforest margins in south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. The mycorrhizal fungi that colonise roots of S.fraseri are not known although other members of the Fabaceae are typically colonised by arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi from the Glomus genus. In this study we have sampled the roots of S. fraseri plants growing at 4 different sites in south-east Queensland. The fungal community of the roots of the plants was assessed via DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification with AM fungal-specific primers, cloning and sequencing. These analyses showed that roots of S. fraseri contained a number of non-AM fungal species including Elsinoe and Phoma and four mycorrhizal Glomus taxa, two of which are related to G. intraradices and two others which are currently unnamed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 04:51
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 05:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: mycorrhizal fungi; Sophora fraseri
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961306 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments

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