Publication Date

1966

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Grosklags, James H.||Lynch, Darrel L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Soil fungi

Abstract

Soil samples were obtained from selected sites in the prairie restoration area of Morton Arboretum at lisle, Illinois for the purpose of conducting microfungal analyses. This study represents the initial sampling involved in a long-term program designed to trace shifts in microfungal populations accompanying establishment of prairie vegetation in place of weedy old field vegetation. A total of 642 isolates representing 104 taxa were obtained using a dilution-plate technique. Fifty-one per cent of the Isolates were included in the genera Verticillium, Fusarium, and Penicilium and an additional 25 per cent in the genera Trichoderma, Snicaria, Aspergillus, Alternaria, and Humicola. These findings have been compared with those obtained in similar studies and conjectures have been made regarding possible shifts in fungal populations as native prairie vegetation becomes established.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes map.

Extent

vi, 52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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