Pedosphere 21(3): 400--406, 2011
ISSN 1002-0160/CN 32-1315/P
©2011 Soil Science Society of China
Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science Press
Influence of ectomycorrhizal fungi on absorption and balance of essential elements of Pinus tabulaeformis seedlings in saline soil
WANG Jie1,2, HUANG Yi1 and JIANG Xue-Yan1
1 College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
2 School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055 (China)
ABSTRACT
      Pinus tabulaeformis seedlings were grown under a factorial design to measure biomass accumulation and P, Na and K concentrations of plants, with 3 different ectomycorrhizal fungus (EMF) strains (Boletus edulis, Xerocomus chrysenteron and Gomphidius viscidus) and two P treatments (with or without extra P). Growth and mineral nutrition of pine seedlings were stimulated by three EMF under salinity stress. Na concentrations were changed and plant K and P concentrations were increased significantly by EMF. Adding extra P made no difference in accumulation of seedlings biomass, and did not assist element absorption of plants. Although three strains of EMF can all enhance the tolerance of pine seedlings to salinity stress, they may utilize different mechanisms because of different performance in absorption of elements. The increased P and K accumulation and the balance of ion concentrations might be due to the enhanced tolerance of EMF--inoculated plants to saline conditions.
Key Words:  afforestation, ectomycorrhizae, phosphorus deficiency, potassium, salinity stress
Citation: Wang, J., Huang, Y. and Jiang, X. Y. 2011. Influence of ectomycorrhizal fungi on absorption and balance of essential elements of Pinus tabulaeformis seedlings in saline soil. Pedosphere. 21(3): 400-406.
View Full Text



Copyright © 2024 Editorial Committee of PEDOSPHERE. All rights reserved.
Address: No.298 Chuangyou Road, Jiangning District, Nanjing 210008, China PostCode:211135    E-mail: pedosphere@issas.ac.cn
Technical support: Beijing E-Tiller Co.,Ltd.