An Endotrophic Fungus in the Coniferæ


IN a communication to NATURE of December 13, Prof. F. J. Lewis directs attention to the discovery of intercellular mycelium in the shoot tissues of Picea canadensis and other conifers, and also in roots and shoots of Ledum palustre and Vaccinium Vitis-idi. Referring to the two last-named species, Prof. Lewis writes: an examination of the root and stem of Ledum palustre and Vaccinium Vitis-ida from this district has been made, and an endotropic [?endotrophic] fungus has been found similar to that described by Rayner (Annals of Botany, 1915) in European material".

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RAYNER, M. An Endotrophic Fungus in the Coniferæ. Nature 115, 14–15 (1925) doi:10.1038/115014b0

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