Xerocomus badius - Picea abies, an ectomycorrhiza of high activity and element storage capacity in acidic soil
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Mycorrhizas were collected from three Norway spruce (Picea abies) stands in southwest Germany, sorted on the morphotype level and analysed by fluorescein diacetate vital fluorescence staining and the accumulation of elements using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). Xerocomus badius - Picea abies mycorrhizas showed a higher frequency of active hyphal sheaths and a higher potential to store nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc than other mycorrhizal types. Phosphorus and nitrogen were localized by EELS in vacuolar bodies which occurred consistently in the sheath of X. badius mycorrhizas. The results indicate that X. badius is well adapted to acidic stands and that its mycorrhizas are very efficient in uptake and storage of macronutrients.