Diversity and abundance of arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungus spores in tropical forest and pasture

By C. Picone in Scientific Publications - January 14, 2000

Biotropica, 2000, Volume 32(4a), pp. 734-750

As Neotropical forests are increasingly converted to agriculture (especially pastures), little is known about the impacts on microbial biodiversity. To assess such impacts, I compared spore abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in soils from lowland evergreen forests and pastures in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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