Mississippi State University
Matta, Frank B.
Ingram, David M.
Silva, Juan L.
Sloan, R. Crofton
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Ericoid Mycorrhizal fungi have been shown to form symbiotic associations with Erious plants and increase nutrients uptake by the plant. The objective of this study was to assess the potential of two ericoid mycorrhizal isolates Oidiodendron maius and Pezizella ericae as potential sources of inoculant for rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) and to assess the variation in consistency and degree of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi colonization within rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei). Field trials were conducted in 2012 in Verona, MS at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. In this study data was collected on fruit yield, leaf tissue nutrient concentration, leaf tissue nitrogen concentration, and percent colonization of root tissue. Ericoid mycorrhizal fungal isolates Oidiodendron maius and Pezizella ericae showed no influence on rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) during this study.
McLaughlin, Mark Linneaus, "The Influence of Ericoid Mycorrhizal Fungi on Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium Ashei)" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 4536.