Study of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated to the Azorean endemic woody plant Picconia azorica and their potential application on sustainable restoration programs

Doutoral fellowships   From 2013 to 2017


Sara Luna


Duarte Mendonça

Funding Institution

FRCT - Fundo Regional de Ciência e Tecnologia, Ref. M2.1.2/F/041/2011



The project is aimed to explore the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) community associated with the Azorean endemic woody plant Picconia azorica (Tutin) Knobl. using morphological and molecular methods of identification, inoculum production and growth influence experiments in order to study the potential of AMF application as promoters of plant establishment in conservation and restoration of native forests of the Azores archipelago.

  • AMF spores

  • AMF trap cultures

Tags: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Picconia azorica native forests of Azores AMF molecular identification diversity root colonization AMF/Picconia azorica interaction


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