Effect of biocides on the fruiting of waxcap fungi

Awduron Sefydliadau
  • Gareth Griffith(Awdur)
  • Andrew Graham(Awdur)
  • Ray G. Woods(Awdur)
  • Gary Easton(Awdur)
  • Hans Halbwachs(Awdur)
    Bavarian Mycological Society
Math Erthygl
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)67-69
CyfnodolynFungal Ecology
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar17 Ion 2014
Dangosyddion eitem ddigidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - Chwef 2014
Cysylltiad parhaol
Gweld graff cysylltiadau
Fformatau enwi


Hygrocybe and the other macrofungal taxa associated with low nutrient grasslands have intrigued mycologists because of the uncertainty of their trophic status. Various lines of evidence have suggested that they may be biotrophic, rather than saprotrophic. However, the mechanism of such an association is not yet established. We conducted simple field experiments aiming to shed some more light into the nutritional biology of these fungi. Application of selective biocides to small areas of turf where Hygrocybe spp. had previously fruited revealed that removal of all vegetation (glyphosate) inhibited subsequent fruiting, as did removal of grasses (Fusilade), whereas removal of herbs (Agritox) or mosses (FeSO4) had no effect. These findings are in line with a biotrophic association with grasses but the mechanism of such an interaction still eludes discovery.