Folia Microbiologica

, 52:627 | Cite as

Humic acid-like material from sewage sludge stimulates culture growth of ectomycorrhizal fungiin Vitro

  • H. Hršelová
  • L. Soukupová
  • M. Gryndler


Significant effects of humic acid-like material (HALM) extracted from sewage sludge on dry matter production of cultures of ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes were foundin vitro. Mycelial growth of the majority of isolates tended to increase in the presence of the HALM and this effect was significant for 6 isolates. Strongest stimulation was observed in the case ofAmanita muscaria, Leccinum aurantiacum andLactarius deterrimus. The results suggest that the HALM can be used as an additive to media for cultivation of ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes.


Humic Substance Humic Acid Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Sewage Sludge Mycorrhizal Fungus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hršelová
    • 1
  • L. Soukupová
    • 1
  • M. Gryndler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzechia

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