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Soil factors affecting Mycorrhizal use in surface mine reclamation.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9345, 1993 Jan; :1-24
Surface and subsurface stabilization of mining-related wastes through revegetation depends upon the physical, chemical, and biological condition of the waste following mining. Mining disturbances can significantly alter the soil physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of a site, reducing or eliminating mycorrhizal fungi from the soil. Mycorrhizae are economically and ecologically important because they can alleviate environmental stresses caused by lack of proper soil condition and because they are vital to stabilization of mining waste by increasing plant survival and biomass through increased nutrient and water uptake. The report discusses some of the ecological factors that may affect mycorrhizae-plant associations on mining-related wastes and provides general information on mycorrhizae inoculation technology.
Soil-chemistry; Microorganisms; Fungi; Nutrients; Biomass; Soil-water; Vegetation; Land-reclamation; Surface-mining; Mycorrhizas
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9345
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division