Grosklags, James H.||Lynch, Darrel L.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Biological Sciences
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.
Chomchalow, Srivan R., "Soil microfungi of a prairie restoration area" (1966). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4965.
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Northern Illinois University
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