Volume 19 Part 1 Article 163
Title: Mycorrhization, myceliar growth and basidiospores germination of some species of Boletaceae
Author: Parola S., Vannini C., Panno L.
Boletaceae is a family of fungi characterized by fruit-bodies which produce an high number of sexual spores for the reproduction of the species. Nowadays, only few studies focused their attention on spore germination processes and many aspects are already yet to understand. A large member of species belonging this family live in symbioses with trees and they are called ectomycorrhizal fungi: these close relations makes the plants more stronger and resistant to many types of biotic and abiotic stress. In particular the symbioses can increase the ability of plants to absorb micronutrients from the soil and increase resistance to pathogens; on the other hand, plants provide nutrients to fungi like glucose, fructose and other elements important for the fungal growth and the production of fruit-bodies. The aim of this study was evaluate the ability of some fungal species to grow into in vitro condition, estimate their spore germination rate and produce mycorrhizal plants in sterile condition.