Investigating the mycorrhizal colonisation of Sedum spp. in the UK

Project Details


A report submitted to the Alpine Garden Society, 2019. This project analysed mycorrhizal associations in sedum in three geographical areas of the UK.

Key findings

Significantly higher proportions of mycorrhizal fungi were present in domestic sedum than in wild sedum. There were suggestions that mycorrhizal fungi may be more common in plants from some UK regions than in others and in some species more than other, but these findings were not statistically significant due to the very large variances between individuals. DNA analysis of mycorrhizal species would be extremely valuable in future studies, to understand why these differences in fungal abundance occur.
Effective start/end date16/05/1816/08/19


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