• B. R. Kropp
  • G. M. Mueller


Laccaria is a cosmopolitan and common genus of mushrooms (Agaricales). The genus has been reported from ectotrophic plant communities in every continent except Antarctica, although it is not known from native forests of Amazonian South America or Africa south of the Sahara. It is also frequently associated with planted pines and eucalypts throughout the world. Species of Laccaria have been reported to form ectomycorrhizal (ECM) associations with numerous tree species, including many that are of major economic importance (Table 3.1).


Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Dikaryotic Mycelium Leucine Amino Peptidase Mycorrhization Helper Bacterium Monokaryotic Strain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Kropp
    • 1
  • G. M. Mueller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyThe Field MuseumChicagoUSA

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