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DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2008.03.006
Title (Primary) Community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated to Veronica rechingeri at the Anguran zinc and lead mining region
Author Zarei, M.; König, S.; Hempel, S.; Khayam Nekouei, M.; Savaghebi, G.; Buscot, F.
Journal Environmental Pollution
Year 2008
Department BOOEK
Volume 156
Issue 3
Page From 1277
Page To 1283
Language englisch
Keywords Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Heavy metal polluted soil; Mycorrhizal status; Internal transcribed spacer; Veronica rechingeri
Abstract Root colonization and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) were analyzed in Veronica rechingeri growing in heavy metal (HM) and non-polluted soils of the Anguran Zn and Pb mining region (Iran). Three species could be separated morphologically, while phylogenetic analyses after PCR amplification of the ITS region followed by RFLP and sequencing revealed seven different AMF sequence types all within the genus Glomus. Rarefaction analysis confirmed exhaustive molecular characterization of the AMF diversity present within root samples. Increasing heavy metal contamination between the sites studied was accompanied by a decrease in AMF spore numbers, mycorrhizal colonization parameters and the number of AMF sequence types colonizing the roots. Some AMF sequence types were only found at sites with the highest and lowest soil HM contents, respectively.The increase in soil heavy metal content between sites was accompanied by a decrease in mycorrhization parameters, spore numbers and AMF molecular diversity.
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Zarei, M., König, S., Hempel, S., Khayam Nekouei, M., Savaghebi, G., Buscot, F. (2008):
Community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated to Veronica rechingeri at the Anguran zinc and lead mining region
Environ. Pollut. 156 (3), 1277 - 1283