miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Do plants drive podzolization via rock-eating mycorrizhal fungi?
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
2000 (English)In: Geoderma, ISSN 0016-7061, E-ISSN 1872-6259, Vol. 94, no 2-4, 163-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Weathering and supply of nutrients derived from minerals to plants is known to be stimulated by plant symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi. Nutrients are generally thought to pass the bulk soil solution before plant uptake. Jongmans et al. [Jongmans, A.G., van Breemen, N., Lundstrom, U.S., van Hees, P.A.W., Finlay, R.D., Srinivasan M., Unestam, T., Giesler, R., Melkerud, P.-A., Olsson, M., 1997. Rock-eating fungi. Nature, 389, 682-683] showed that (ectomycorrhizal) fungi drill innumerable narrow cylindrical pores (diameter 3-10 μm) into weatherable minerals in podzol E horizons. The fungi probably form micropores by exuding strongly complexing low-molecular weight organic acids at their hyphal tips, causing highly local dissolution of Al silicates. Micropores occurred in all thin sections of podzols under Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies available from Sweden (3), Finland (2), Switzerland (2), Denmark (2) and the Netherlands (3), but not in the few available thin sections of non-podzolic soils under broadleaves. Many weatherable minerals in the podzol E horizon appeared to be perforated, as opposed to few if any in the abruptly underlying B horizon, suggesting a link to podzolization. High concentrations of Al and Si in organic surface horizons under boreal and temperate conifers can be explained by transfer by hypha of weathering products from the minerals to mycorrhizal roots in the O horizon, followed by release of weathering products that are not taken up by the plants. Rock-eating ectomycorrhizal fungi suggest a more direct role for plants in podzolization than hitherto realized, providing tight coupling between podzolization and mineral weathering. Preliminary observations, however, indicate that mycorrhizal fungi do not play a role in podzolization under Kauri (Agathis australis) in New Zealand. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 94, no 2-4, 163-171 p.
Keyword [en]
mycorrhiza, Ectomycorrhizal fungi, Forest soil, Kauri, Norway spruce, Podzol, Scots pine, Spodosol, Weathering
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-2384DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7061(99)00050-6ISI: 000085352500006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0033965604Local ID: 2041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-2384DiVA: diva2:27416
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lundström, Ulla
By organisation
Department of Natural Sciences
In the same journal
Geoderma
Chemical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 62 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf