Effects of ozone and acidic deposition on carbon allocation and mycorrhizal colonization of Pinus taeda L. seedlings
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Forest Science. 37(1): 5-16.
Patterns of carbon allocation and mycorrhizal colonization were examined in loblolly pine seedlings from two half-sib families exposed to three ozone treatments (charcoal-filtered air, ambient air + 80 ppb 03 , and ambient air + 160 ppb 03) and three rain pH levels (5.2, 4.5, and 3.3) for 12 weeks in open-topped chambers in a field setting. No statistically significant effects of ozone or rain pH were detected on biomass, root:shoot ratios, or carbon allocation; some consistent patterns were observed, however. Coarse root starch concentrations and mycorrhizal infection varied significantly with ozone levels. No significant interactions of ozone, rain pH, or genotype were detected.
Adams, M.B.; O'Neill, E.G. 1991. Effects of ozone and acidic deposition on carbon allocation and mycorrhizal colonization of Pinus taeda L. seedlings. Forest Science. 37(1): 5-16.