The interrelationship of mycophagous small mammals and ectomycorrhizal fungi in primeval, disturbed and managed Central European mountainous forests

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Schickmann, Susanne; Urban, Alexander; Kräutler, Katharina; Nopp-Mayr, Ursula; Hackländer, Klaus;

Small forest dwelling mammals are considered to be major consumers and vectors of hypogeous ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi, which have lost the ability of active spore discharge. Fungal spore dispersal by mycophagy is deemed an important process involved in forest regenera... View more
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