Paxillus


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Paxillus

 

a genus of hymenomycetous mushrooms of the group of gill fungi. The best-known species, P. involutus, has a brownish yellow impressed cap measuring 6–20 cm in diameter and having a tightly curved tomentose margin. The gills are slightly separated from the flesh of the cap; the thallus is short and thick. The flesh darkens in air. The mushrooms most commonly grow in groups in sunny birch forests from June to October. Consumption of the mushrooms raw often causes poisoning.

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2006) suggested that the ECM fungus Paxillus involutus significantly contributed to the dissolution of potassium-containing mineral muscovite and increased root potassium contents in tree seedlings.
1996) found inhibitory effects of about 20-50 % on bacterial activity in presence of ECM fungi, such as Paxillus involutus, Laccaria bicolor, Thelephora terrestris, Laccaria proxima, Suillus variegatus and Hebeloma crustuliniforme.
1988) observed that the presence of Paxillus involutus in the rhizosphere of Pinus resinosa significantly reduced pathogenicity of Fusarium oxysporum even without mycorrhiza formation.
1997a) showed that degradation of 2, 4-dichlorophenol by the two ectomycorrhizal fungi, namely Paxillus involutus and Suillus variegatus was higher when the fungi were growing in symbiosis with Pinus sylvestris than when they were grown in pure culture.
Zinc tolerance of Amanita and Paxillus Transactions of the British Mycological Society 84: 367-369.
1991 Interactions between the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus, damping-off fungi and Pinus resmosa seedlings.
Interaction between the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus and Pinus resinosa induces resistance to Fusarium oxysporium.
Transcriptomic responses to cadmium in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus.
Lapeyrie E Chilvers GA, Bhem CA (1987) Oxalic acid synthesis by the mycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus (Batsch.