Surface Microflora of Pine Needles


IN East Anglia, the crowns of pines (Pinus sylvestris and P. nigra var. calabrica) bear large numbers of fungal spores. Their presence is readily shown by allowing water to percolate through freshly collected needles on to sections of pine stem about 1 cm. thick and 7 cm. in diameter and then incubating these in Petri dishes at 22° C.

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    Gregory, P. H., Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc., 35, 1 (1952).

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RISHBETH, J., MEREDITH, D. Surface Microflora of Pine Needles. Nature 179, 682–683 (1957) doi:10.1038/179682b0

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