Ecological, phenological and biochemical significance of bimodal fruiting of Boletus alutaceus morgan
Biotechnology | Developmental Biology | Ecology | Genetics & Genomics | Microbiology | Plant Biology | Evolutionary Biology
Boletus alutaceus Morgan an ectomycorrhizal species was extensively studied from an ecologically fragmented microhabitt colonized by its' host plant Ficus benghalensis L. in the Goa University campus, Taleigao, Goa, India. Qualitatively the fruiting cycles were monitored for three years and thereafter detail ecological and morphological investigations were carried out in May and November 2004. A bimodal temporal fruting pattern emerged which may have significant ecological, phenological and biochemical role in EM dynamics.