Impact of Competition and Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth of Centaurea Stoebe, an Invasive Plant of Sand Dunes
Emery, Sarah M., Rudgers, Jennifer A., The American Midland Naturalist
Soil biota such as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have been shown to increase invasive plant species success in a wide variety of systems by providing both direct and indirect benefits to the invader. For example, Centaurea stoebe invasion in the western US is at least partially due to AMF networks allowing Centaurea to parasitize some native plant species. Centaurea also invades sand dune systems of the northern Great Lakes region, which often have reduced or altered soil communities compared to other grasslands. In these habitats, AMF may play a different role in invasion success of this species. We conducted a greenhouse experiment to compare effects of soil …
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Publication information: Article title: Impact of Competition and Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth of Centaurea Stoebe, an Invasive Plant of Sand Dunes. Contributors: Emery, Sarah M. - Author, Rudgers, Jennifer A. - Author. Journal title: The American Midland Naturalist. Volume: 167. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2012. Page number: 213+. © 1995 University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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