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dc.contributor.advisorBruhn, Johann Nikolauseng
dc.contributor.authorPruett, Grechen E.eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 24, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Johann Bruhn.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Plant pathology.eng
dc.description.abstractTruffles, of the ectomycorrhizal genus tuber, are cultivated in plantations to offset declining wild production. Although methods for truffle plantation management have been published, methods for the production of truffle-colonized seedlings are rarely published. In a greenhouse study I tested the effect of lime type, inoculation technique, and truffle source on oak growth and mycorrhizal colonization. I found that the type of lime used to raise potting mix pH can affect the growth rate of root systems inoculated with Burgundy truffle (Tuber aestivum). I also report on the effects of two greenhouse seedling production systems on growth and colonization of oak seedlings. I found that book-type containers and a peat-based medium produced smaller yet better-colonized seedlings than seedlings produced in RPM® containers with ground bark-based RPM medium. Finally, I identified and monitored the ectomycorrhizal community on inoculated seedlings for three years and found that both T. aestivum colonization levels and native species richness increased in the field, indicating that native species, in the short term, did not displace T. aestivum.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 133 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc609897047eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7199
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7199eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshTruffles -- Ecologyeng
dc.subject.lcshTruffle cultureeng
dc.titleThe biology and ecology of tuber aestivum mycorrhizae establishment in the greenhouse and the fieldeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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