Taylor, A.S. & Alexander, I., 2005
The ectomycorrhizal symbiosis: life in the real world
Ectomycorrhiza involve c. 7-10,000 species of fungi and c. 8,000 species of plants, including the dominant components of many woodland and forest ecosystems.
Between 3 and 14 million root tips or 1800km of hyphae are required to build a single Cep.
The root tip fungal mantle is the likely storage area for N and P required to build sporocarps.
Defenses, eg cystidia, on the mantle surface are discussed.
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||Vol 20, Page 14 contains an erratum on page 106 "by the same line of reasoning, the confirmation that Pakaraimaea, the S. American genus, is also ectomycorrhizal, (B. Moyersoen, unpublished data) sets the ECM origin back to 130 million years ago."
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