Mycorrhiza Research
Dr. Ingrid Kottke

Hyphae of mycorrhizal fungus, stained by methyl blue, in the cortical cells of an epiphytic orchid root
New structures and morphotyping of arbuscular mycorrhiza of trees Hartig Net Institute of Special Botany and Mycology

Mycorrhizas of tropical mountain forests

Rare ectomycorrhizas in the tropical mountain rain forest

Ectomycorrhizas are rare in the neotropical mountain rain forest of Souhern Ecuador but were found with four tree species, one Melastomataceae (Graffenrieda emarginata) and three Nyctaginaceae species displaying very special structures [61, 65].

Graffenrieda emarginata, a dominating tree in the research area, is associated with Glomeromycota in the root cortical cells and a new member of Rhizoscyphus ericae aggr. at the root surface [first published in 61].

Next research project: 
The cavendishioid mycorrhiza of Andean ericads

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e-book: "Mykorrhiza – Pilz-Wurzel-Symbiosen" (2016, WikiBooks)
6th Oct 2016

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