Canadian Forest Service Publications
Mycorrhizae plant relationships. 1975. Dangerfield, J.A. Pages 105-111 (Vol. 25) in Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators Society, September 3-5, 1975, Vancouver, B.C. IPPS—International Plant Propagator’s Society, Carlisle, PA.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 1573
Greater than 80% of all plants are reported to form either ectotrophic or endotrophic mycorrhizal roots in a symbiotic association with fungi. This association modifies the biology of the plant and provides a beneficial effect by increasing nutrient uptake, deterring root pathogens and increasing plant resistance to environmental stress. The influence of the mycorrhizal associations will vary with the different fungal symbionts and as environmental conditions at different planting sites change. For these reasons, scientists and practicing nurserymen are now combining their efforts in an attempt to obtain maximum potential from selected manipulation of the mycorrhizal association.