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Volume 16 (2015) Article 6
The fungal consortium of Andromeda polifolia in bog habitats.
by N.V. Filippova and M.N. Thormann
Published online: 28.09.2015
(1) Andromeda polifolia (bog rosemary) is a common plant species in northern circumboreal peatlands. While not a major peat-forming species in most peatlands, it is characterised by a substantial woody below-ground biomass component that contributes directly to the accumulation of organic matter below the moss surface, as well as sclerophyllous leaf litter that contributes to the accumulation of organic matter above the moss surface. Rather little is known about the fungal communities associated with this plant species. Hence, we investigated the fungal consortium of A. polifolia in three distinct vegetation communities of ombrotrophic bogs near Khanty-Mansiysk, West Siberia, Russia, in 2012 and 2013. These vegetation communities were forested bog (Tr = treed), Sphagnum-dominated lawn (Ln), and Eriophorum-Sphagnum-dominated hummock (Er).
Filippova, N.V. & Thormann, M.N. (2015): The fungal consortium of Andromeda polifolia in bog habitats. Mires and Peat 16: Art. 6. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map16/map1606.php)
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.