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


Three doctoral students and two scientific collaborators worked together with Ingrid Kottke in the tropical forest projects.

Mycorrhiza group at the University of Tübingen, Germany. From left to right: Sabrina Setaro, Adela Beck, Ingeborg Haug, Juan Pablo Suarez, doctoral student of UTPL, Ecuador, Tesfaye Wubet, collaborator of Ethiopia, and Ingrid Kottke. Photo: F. Albrecht.

Several investigations are carried out in cooperation with Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), in Loja, South Ecuador.

Mycorrhiza reseach group under the supervision of Dr. Juan Pablo Suarez, leader of School of Biology of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL, left), Ecuador. Photo: I. Kottke.

Research is embedded in the interdisciplinary, ecological research projects FOR-816 "Biodiversity and sustainable Management of a megadiverse Mountain Ecosystem in southern Ecuador " ( of the DFG (German Science Foundation). This research unit was preceeded by the FOR-402 (

DFG research group FOR 402 together with Dr. Roswitha Schönwitz from the DFG (with handbag) and Rector y Canciller Dr. Luis M. Romero from the UTPL (right of her).


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

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