Ecological Archives E092-109-A2

Cameron Wagg, Jan Jansa, Marina Stadler, Bernhard Schmid, and Marcel G.A. van der Heijden. 2011. Mycorrhizal fungal identity and diversity relaxes plant-plant competition. Ecology 92:1303–1313.

Appendix B (TABLE B1). Mean percent root length colonization (%) of each AMF when inoculated alone (single AMF taxa treatments) and the mean number of LSU copies (LSU) detected by qPCR of each AMF when co-inoculated (the treatment inoculated with all four AMF taxa). The standard error of the mean is shown in parentheses. For the comparison among planting ratios means not sharing the same letter are considered to differ significantly (Tukey HSD, P < 0.05). Similarly, a significant difference in the overall mean between soils is indicated by astricts (*).

High sand G. claroideum G. intraradices G. mosseae D. celata
T. pratense L. multiflorum % LSU × 104 % LSU × 105 % LSU × 103 % LSU × 104
8 0 20.0a (1.7) 0.60 (0.4) 89.6a (2.1) 36.8 (11.4) 34.7a (4.1) 4.68 (3.5) 25.5 (3.5) 5.11 (0.8)
6 2 25.2abc (2.5) 1.53 (0.7) 85.4ab (2.6) 14.7 (3.6) 22.5ab (3.6) 1.34 (0.9) 19.7 (2.5) 7.71 (2.7)
4 4 24.0ab (3.4) 0.37 (0.2) 84.1ab (3.6) 10.6 (2.8) 13.3b (3.8) 2.70 (1.0) 16.7 (4.1) 9.77 (1.5)
2 6 31.6bc (3.2) 0.81 (0.3) 82.2ab (2.3) 11.7 (3.0) 16.2b (3.2) 2.12 (0.8) 20.7 (3.0) 7.19 (2.0)
0 8 35.8c (2.5) 4.73 (2.3) 75.1b (3.1) 19.4 (6.8) 20.6ab (4.2) 11.1 (4.8) 21.2 (4.0) 6.68 (0.8)
Overall mean 27.3* (1.6) 1.61* (0.5) 83.5* (1.4) 18.6 (3.2) 21.5* (2.1) 4.39* (1.3) 20.8 (1.5) 7.29* (0.8)
Low sand G. claroideum G. intraradices G. mosseae D. celata
T. pratense L. multiflorum % LSU × 104 % LSU × 105 % LSU × 103 % LSU × 104
8 0 48.5 (5.8) 21.0a (5.10) 97.4a (1.0) 25.2 (4.2) 42.8a (2.7) 2.51 (1.5) 36.7a (6.0) 8.48 (1.4)
6 2 47.4 (6.9) 3.92c (0.84) 73.4b (3.3) 9.10 (3.1) 7.8b (2.7) 0.48 (0.4) 18.3ab (1.7) 3.61 (1.1)
4 4 43.3 (2.3) 14.9ab (3.39) 72.3b (2.4) 15.3 (2.9) 10.3b (2.7) 3.04 (1.5) 24.9ab (5.0) 4.59 (0.8)
2 6 33.4 (6.3) 6.59bc (1.68) 63.7b (5.2) 9.80 (2.5) 5.5b (1.0) 0.32 (0.2) 23.1ab (6.3) 3.85 (0.8)
0 8 41.5 (3.7) 2.11c (0.67) 71.2b (3.9) 9.76 (3.6) 3.7b (1.3) 0.35 (0.2) 15.8b (2.0) 3.93 (1.5)
Overall mean 42.8* (2.4) 9.72* (1.8) 75.6* (2.6) 13.8 (1.8) 14.0* (2.9) 1.34* (0.5) 23.3 (2.3) 4.89* (0.6)

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