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The impact of salinity on mycorrhizal colonization of a rare legume, Galactia smallii, in South Florida pine rocklands

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, January 2018
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Title
The impact of salinity on mycorrhizal colonization of a rare legume, Galactia smallii, in South Florida pine rocklands
Published in
BMC Research Notes, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-3105-8
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Authors

Klara Scharnagl, Vanessa Sanchez, Eric von Wettberg

Abstract

The success of restoration plantings depends on the capacity of transplanted individuals or seeds to establish and reproduce. It is increasingly recognized that restoration success depends quite heavily upon biotic interactions and belowground processes. Under stressful abiotic conditions, such as soils salinized by storm surge and sea level rise, symbiotic interactions with soil microbes such as mycorrhizae may be critically important. In this study, we investigate the impact of salinity on percent colonization of roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, in addition to the impacts of this colonization on plant fitness under saline conditions. Fifty Galactia smallii plants from an ex situ collection were subjected to a salinity treatment for 6 weeks, and 50 plants were untreated. Plants were harvested and assessed for percent colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, nodule number, shoot and root dry biomass, and micronutrient content. Colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizae was higher in plants in the salinity treatment than in untreated plants; plants in the salinity treatment were also found to have a lower root:shoot ratio, and higher phosphorus and nitrogen levels. These results support the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in restoration efforts of endangered plants in fragmented and threatened ecosystems, such as pine rocklands.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 29%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Professor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 53%
Environmental Science 1 6%
Unspecified 1 6%
Unknown 6 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2018.
All research outputs
#6,406,253
of 12,371,547 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#884
of 2,747 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#135,076
of 350,342 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#67
of 300 outputs
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