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mycotrophic

(of plants) having mycorrhizae associated with the root system.
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Aristida longiseta seems to be an obligate mycotroph based on its poor growth in heat sterilized and/or fungicide treated soil.
These results suggest that these members of the genus Helianthus are facultative mycotrophs (Allen 1991).
Chapter 11 investigates germination patterns in plants with unusual life forms (parasites, mycotrophs) or that live in specialized habitats (wetlands, sand dunes).
Chapter 11 is an especially interesting chapter that brings together a surprisingly extensive literature on a range of plants from parasitic plants, mycotrophs, orchids, and carnivorous plants, to those of unusual habitats, such as aquatic, saline, and psammophytic habitats.
These results are consistent with our earlier greenhouse studies of tallgrass prairie microcosms (Wilson and Hartnett 1997), and indicate that subordinate facultative mycotrophs competing with highly mycorrhiza-dependent species experience competitive release when mycorrhizae are suppressed.