Impacts of Early- and Late-Seral Mycorrhizae during Restoration in Seasonal Tropical Forest, Mexico

Allen, E.B., M.F. Allen, L. Egerton-Warburton, L. Corkidi and A. Go_mez-Pompa

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Disturbance of vegetation and soil may change the species composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), which may in turn affect plant species responses to AMF. Seasonal tropical forest in Mexico is undergoing rapid conversion to early-successional forest because of increased wildfire and may require restoration. The responses of six early- and late-successional tree species were tested using early- and late-successional AMF inoculum. The results suggest that early-seral AMF should be used when seedlings are inoculated for restoration, even for late-seral tree species.

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