Thursday, August 7, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
202 E, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 100 - Mycorrhizae and Plant-Fungal Interactions I
1:30 PMThe role of arbuscular mycorrhiza in arid and saline ecosystems
Edith Hammer, Lund University, Jan Pallon, Physics, Pål-Axel Olsson, Lund University, Johanna Ragnarsson, Lund University, Hafedh Nasr, National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forest, Håkan Wallander, Lund University
1:50 PMDo soil factors shape arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a serpentine grassland?
Jennifer H. Doherty, University of Pennsylvania, Stephen P. Bentivenga, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Brenda B. Casper, University of Pennsylvania
2:10 PMThe role of mycorrhizal fungi in promoting exotic grass persistence
Sophie S. Parker, University of California, Santa Barbara, Carla D'Antonio, University of California Santa Barbara
2:30 PMGeographic locality and host identity shape fungal endophyte communities in cupressaceous trees
Michele T. Hoffman, University of Arizona, A. Elizabeth Arnold, University of Arizona
2:50 PMBarcoding arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism
Baoming Ji, Northern Arizona University, Brenda B. Casper, University of Pennsylvania, Catherine A. Gehring, Northern Arizona University, Nancy C. Johnson, Northern Arizona University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMTri-trophic interactions: The role of mycorrhizal fungi on plant compensation following ungulate herbivory
Cassandra M. Allsup, University of Illinois, Ken N. Paige, University of Illinois
3:40 PMWhat prevent plants from becoming heterotrophic on their mycorrhizal fungi: Insight from the study of achlorophyllous variants in green orchid species
Mélanie H. Roy, CEFE CNRS, Claire Damesin, CNRS UMR8079, Jean-Claude Thomas, ENS Ulm, Marc-André Selosse, CEFE CNRS
4:00 PMLinks between root morphology and root foraging in arbuscular mycorrhizal trees
David M. Eissenstat, Pennsylvania State University, Joshua M. Kucharski, Pennsylvania State University, Marcin Zadworny, Polish Academy of Sciences
4:20 PMSpatial segregation of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi in boreal and tropical forest soils
Krista L. McGuire, University of California, Irvine, Steven D. Allison, University of California, Irvine, Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine
4:40 PMRelative effects of genotype, mycorrhizal colonization, and elevated CO2 on the defensive phenotype of Asclepias syriaca
Rachel L. Vannette, University of Michigan, Mark D. Hunter, University of Michigan

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