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Research Article

Effects of Media Formulation on the Growth and Morphology of Ectomycorrhizae and Their Association with Host Plant

Table 4

Survival rates of Pinus densiflora and P. thunbergii, appearance of mycelial colony in cultured soil, and formation of mycorrhizal roots (at pH 5 with mixed soil).

MediumECM strainNumber of plants(ECM ) Appearance of mycelial colony in cultured soil ECM association with the plant rootsPlant survival rate % (with ECM)Formation of ectomycorrhizal
rootsc (approximately for per plant, mean value)

MMNNBRC 109050 10a + + 40 12
NBRC 109051 10a + + 40 12
NBRC 109052 10a + + 50 12
RR 10b + + 60 12
L-MMNNBRC 109050 10a + + 90 14
NBRC 109051 10a + + 90 14
NBRC 109052 10a + + 100 15
RR 10b + + 100 15
G-MMNNBRC 109050 10a + + 70 12
NBRC 109051 10a + + 80 13
NBRC 109052 10a + + 80 14
RR 10b + + 90 14
PDANBRC 109050 10a + + 30 16
NBRC 109051 10a + + 30 17
NBRC 109052 10a + + 30 17
RR 10b + + 40 17

P. densiflora.
bP. thunbergii.
cFormations of ectomycorrhizal roots were counted in the plant roots with naked eyes and were determined by morphological root characteristics indicative of mycorrhizal formation.