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

The cavendishioid mycorrhiza of Andean ericads

A great surprise was the finding of a new ectendo-mycorrhizal type formed by the Andean ericads with diverse Sebacinales, a basal group of hymenomycetous Basidiomycota [69,70].

Section through the cavendishioid mycorrhiza formed by Psammisia guianensis, an Andean ericad, displaying a hyphal sheath (HM), and inter- (HN) and intracellular hyphae (IZ) in the root cortical cell layer (RZ) of Sebacinales. EnZ: endodermal cell. [first published in 70].
Flowering Cavendishia nobilis [Ericaceae] in the cloud forest. Photo: I. Kottke

Next research project: 
Epiphytic orchids form mycorrhizas with Tulasnellales and Sebacinales

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

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