• K. Misbahuzzaman Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
  • J. Wilson Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 OQB, Edinburgh, UK.




Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.; Pisolithus tinctorius (Pers.) Coker and Couch: ectomycorrhiza.


In this study, host-symbiont interactions between Eucalyptus camaldulensis seedlings and five isolates of ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius (Pers.) Coker and Couch in terms of colonisation and growth responses in vermiculite-peat at the end of 18 weeks were investigated. The treatment combinations consisted of five isolates of P. tinctorius (K55, PTE, PT3, PT7 and PT8) and four nutrient regimes (Ingestad's 2.5, 5.0, 10 and 20 mg I'1 P). Only isolate K55 resulted in considerable colonisation (up to 27% root tips mycorrhizal) that occurred at 2.5 mg l'1 P while the other isolates resulted in <1% colonisation. Colonisation by P. tinctorius K55 reduced growth in terms of shoot dry mass in E. camaldulensis seedlings. Regression of total dry mass of seedlings on the extent of colonisation was found to be negative.


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How to Cite

K. . Misbahuzzaman and J. . Wilson, “A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL INOCULATION WITH FIVE ISOLATES OF Pisolithus ON GROWTH OF Eucalyptus camaldulensis DEHNH. SEEDLINGS AT FOUR NUTRIENT REGIMES”., Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 757–761, Nov. 2002.



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