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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

PI: Nicholas R. Jordan

Investigation of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Field and Pot Cultures

These researchers used the CGL for research aimed at identifying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in plant roots. AMF benefit plants by aiding in nutrient uptake. Changes in plant communities via weed infestations may change the AMF community, and subsequent restoration to native communities may be affected. Current research in this area uses fragment analysis for PCR and restriction digests to identify the AMF community. The aim of this work was to compare AMF in treatments across a number of native and weedy plant species and identify AMF via fragment analysis.

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Sheri Huerd, Staff