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Hugues Massicotte
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Mycorrhizas: Anatomy and Cell Biology Images (electronic version) R. Larry Peterson, Hugues B. Massicotte, Lewis H. Melville, and Forrest Phillips 2006

This CD presents a visual description of all mycorrhiza categories and includes detailed structural information obtained by light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and laser scanning confocal microscopy. It is intended as a supplementary resource of images, which can augment any course of study that deals with various aspects of mycorrhizas. Many of the images have been published in the book, Mycorrhizas: Anatomy and Cell Biology. It is designed so that images can be uploaded into presentations for teaching and seminars.





Book on mycorrhiza structure Peterson, R.L., H.B. Massicotte and L.H. Melville. 2004. Mycorrhizas: anatomy and cell biology. National Research Council Research Press. 173 pages.

This book is a collective effort with colleagues at the University of Guelph and presents a summary of all the mycorrhizal categories from a morphological and anatomical perspective. Specialized topics are highlighted in each chapter for those who wish to pursue mycorrhizal associations in more depth. Check the NRC journals website for the book table of contents: http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/rp/rp2_book_e?mlist7_558




Refereed Chapters in Books


Forthcoming

Imhof, S., H.B. Massicotte, L.H. Melville and R.L. Peterson. Subterranean morphology and mycorrhizal structures. In: Mycoheterotrophy, The biology of plants living on fungi. Edited by: V. Merckx, Springer-Verlag Publisher (in preparation, late 2012)


Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson, L.H. Melville and D.L. Luoma. 2012. Biology of mycoheterotrophic and mixotrophic plants. In: Biocomplexity of Plant-Fungal Interactions. Edited by: D. Southworth, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314364. Ch5, pp 109-130.

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville and R.L. Peterson. 2003. Structure-function relationships of mycorrhizal symbioses revealed by electron microscopy. In: Industrial applications of electron microscopy. Edited by: Z.R. Li., Marcel Dekker, Chap. 19, pp. 485–505.

Molina, R.J., H.B. Massicotte and J.M. Trappe. 1992  Specificity phenomena in mycorrhizal symbioses: community-ecological consequences and practical implications. In Mycorrhizal functioning, an integrative plant-fungal process, Edited by: M.F. Allen, Routledge, Chapman and Hall, New York, Chapter 11, pp. 357–423. [pdf 3770 kb]

Piché, Y., R.L. Peterson and H.B. Massicotte. 1988. Host-fungus interactions in ectomycorrhizae. In: Cell to cell signals in plant, animal and microbial symbiosis. Edited by: S. Scannerini et al., NATO ASI Series, Vol. H17, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 55–71.




Other Refereed Publications


McKechnie, I.M., P.J. Burton and H.B. Massicotte. 2009. Propagation and fungal inoculation of black huckleberry and velvet-leaf blueberry: How can these species be used in ecological reclamation? Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute Research Extension Note No 5, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, B.C., Canada, 12 pp. (Winner 2009: NRESI Best extension note Award). [pdf 492 kb]

Helle, S., A.L. Fredeen, P.M. Rutherford, G. Halseth, M.P. Gillingham, K. Parker and H.B. Massicotte. 2009. Biomass energy in central British Columbia: framing the issues. Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute Occasional Paper No. 4, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, B.C., Canada, 35 pp. [pdf 233 kb]




Refereed Journal Publications


Gorzelak, M.A., S. Hambleton, H.B. Massicotte. 2012. Community structure of ericoid mycorrhizas and root-associated fungi of Vaccinium membranaceum across an elevation gradient in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Fungal Ecology 5 (2012) 36e45 [pdf 389kb]

Pickles, B.J., K.N. Egger, H.B. Massicotte, D.S. Green. 2012. Ectomycorrhizas and climate change. Fungal Ecology 5 (2012) 73e84 [pdf 315kb]

Robertson, S.J., P.M. Rutherford, J.C. López-Gutiérrez, and H.B. Massicotte. 2012. Biochar enhances seedling growth and alters root symbioses and properties of sub-boreal forest soils. Can. J. Soil Sci. (2012) 92: 329–340 doi:10.4141/CJSS2011-066[pdf 270kb]

Robertson, S.J., P.M. Rutherford, H.B. Massicotte. 2011. Plant and soil properties determine microbial community structure of shared Pinus-Vaccinium rhizospheres in petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated forest soils. Plant Soil (2011) 346:121–132 [pdf 344 kb]

Wagg, C., B.C. Husband, D.S. Green, H.B. Massicotte, and R.L. Peterson. 2011. Soil microbial communities from an elevational cline differ in their effect on conifer seedling growth. Plant Soil (2011) 340:491–504. [pdf 705 kb]

Rea, R.V. and H.B. Massicotte. 2010. Viewing plant systematics through a lens of plant compensatory growth. American Biology Teacher 72: 540–543. [pdf 1200 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson, L.E. Tackaberry and D.L. Luoma. 2010. Structural characteristics of root–fungus associations in two mycoheterotrophic species, Allotropa virgata and Pleuricospora fimbriolata (Monotropoideae), from southwest Oregon, USA. Mycorrhiza 20: 391–397. [pdf 757 kb]

Robertson, S.J., P.M. Rutherford, N. Kennedy and H.B. Massicotte. 2010. Enhanced biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in the mycorrhizosphere of sub-boreal forest soils. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2: 587–593. [pdf 251 kb]

Bruzzese, B.M., R. Bowler, H.B. Massicotte and A.L. Fredeen. 2010. Photosynthetic light-response in three carnivorous plant species: Drosera rotundifolia, D. capensis and Sarracenia leucophylla. Photosynthetica 48: 103–109. [pdf 556 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson, L.H. Melville & L.E. Tackaberry. 2010. Hudsonia ericoides and Hudsonia tomentosa: Anatomy of mycorrhizas of two members in the Cistaceae from Eastern Canada. Botany 88: 607–616. [pdf 2850 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, L.E. Tackaberry, and R.L. Peterson. 2008. A comparative study of mycorrhizas in several genera of Pyroleae (Ericaceae) from western Canada. Botany 86: 1–13 [pdf 5180 kb]

Wagg, C., M. Pautler, H.B. Massicotte, and R.L. Peterson. 2008. The co-occurrence of ectomycorrhizal, arbuscular mycorrhizal, and dark septate fungi in seedlings of four members of the Pinaceae. Mycorrhiza 18:103–110. [pdf 301 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, L.E. Tackaberry, and R. L. Peterson. 2007. Pityopus californicus:structural characteristics of seed and seedling development in a myco-heterotrophic species. Mycorrhiza 17:647–653. [pdf 695 kb]

Robertson, S.J., W.B. McGill, H.B. Massicotte, and P. M. Rutherford. 2007. Petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in boreal forest soils: a mycorrhizal ecosystems perspective. Biol.Rev. (2007) 82, pp.213–240 [pdf 316 kb]

Robertson, S.J., L. E. Tackaberry, K.N. Egger, and H.B. Massicotte.  2006. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of black spruce differ between wetland and upland forests. Can. J. For. Res. 36: 972–985 [pdf 128 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, and R.L. Peterson. 2005. Structural characteristics of root-fungal interactions for five ericaceous species in eastern Canada. Can. J. Bot. 83: 1057-1064 (2005) [pdf 1280 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson. 2005. Building a basidiocarp: a case study of Laccaria spp. fruitbodies in the extraradical mycelium of Pinus ectomycorrhizas. Mycologist, Volume 19, Part 4 November 2005. [pdf 1860 kb]

Berch, S.M., H.B. Massicotte and L.E. Tackaberry. 2005. Re-publication of a translation of “The vegetative organs of Monotropa hypopitys L.” published by F. Kamienski in 1882, with an update on Monotropa mycorrhizas. Mycorrhiza 15: 323–332. [pdf 330 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville and R.L. Peterson. 2005. Structural features of mycorrhizal associations in two members of the Monotropoideae, Monotropa uniflora and Pterospora andromedea.  Mycorrhiza 15: 101–110. [pdf 1169 kb]

Kuga-Uetake, Y., M. Purich, H.B. Massicotte and R.L. Peterson. 2004. Host microtubules in the Hartig net region of ectomycorrhizas, entendomycorrhizas and monotropoid mycorrhizas. Can. J. Bot. 82: 938–946. [pdf 480 kb]

Peterson, R.L. and H.B. Massicotte. 2004. Exploring structural definitions of mycorrhizas with emphasis on nutrient exchange interfaces. Can. J. Bot. 82: 1074–1088. [pdf 866 kb]

Glowa, K.R., J.M. Arocena and H.B. Massicotte. 2004. Properties of soils influenced by ectomycorrhizal fungi in hybrid spruce (Picea glauca x engelmannii (Moench.) Voss). Can. J. Soil Sci. 84: 91–102. [pdf 192 kb]

Lajzerowicz, C.C., M.B. Walters, M.J. Krasowski and H.B. Massicotte. 2004. Light and temperature differentially colimit subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce seedling growth in partial-cut subalpine forests. Can. J. For. Res. 34: 249–260. [pdf 298 kb]

Delong, S.C., J.M. Arocena and H.B. Massicotte. 2003. Structural characteristics of wet montane forests in east-central British Columbia. Forestry chronicle 79: 342–351. [pdf 250 kb]

Glowa, K.R., J.M. Arocena, and H.B. Massicotte. 2003. Extraction of potassium and/or magnesium from selected soil minerals by Piloderma. Geomicrobiology Journal 20: 99–111.

Khetmalas, M.B., K.N. Egger, H.B. Massicotte, L.E. Tackaberry, and M.J. Clapperton. 2002. Bacterial diversity associated with subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) ectomycorrhizae following wildfire and salvage-logging in central British Columbia. Can. J. Microbiol. 48: 611–625. [pdf 130 kb]

Young B.W.,  H.B. Massicotte, L.E. Tackaberry, Q.F. Baldwin, and K.N. Egger. 2002. Monotropa uniflora: morphological and molecular assessment of mycorrhizae retrieved from sites in the Sub-Boreal Spruce biogeoclimatic zone in central British Columbia. Mycorrhiza 12: 75–82. [pdf 165 kb]

Mah, K., L.E. Tackaberry, K.N. Egger and H.B. Massicotte. 2001. The impacts of broadcast burning after clearcutting on the diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with hybrid white spruce seedlings in central British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 31: 224–235. [pdf 90 kb]

Arocena, J.M., K.R. Glowa and H.B. Massicotte. 2001. Calcium-rich hypha encrustations on Piloderma. Mycorrhiza 10: 209–215. [pdf 188 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson and R. Molina. 2000. Comparative anatomy of ectomycorrhizas synthesized on Douglas-fir by Rhizopogon spp. and the hypogeous relative Truncocolumella citrina. New Phytol. 147: 389–400. [pdf 977 kb]

Krasowski, M.J., J.N. Owens, L.E. Tackaberry and H.B. Massicotte. 1999. Above- and below-ground growth of white spruce seedlings with roots divided into different substrates with or without controlled-release fertilizer. Plant and Soil 217: 131–143.

Massicotte H.B., R. Molina, L.E. Tackaberry, J.E. Smith and M.P. Amaranthus. 1999. Diversity and host specificity of ectomycorrhizal fungi retrieved from three adjacent forest sites by five host species. Can. J. Bot. 77: 1053–1076. [pdf 10.72 mb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson and R. Molina. 1999. Biology of the ectomycorrhizal genus, Rhizopogon. IV. Comparative morphology and anatomy of ectomycorrhizas synthesized between several Rhizopogon species on Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). New Phytologist 142: 355–370. [pdf 1690 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson and T. Unestam. 1999. Comparative studies of ectomycorrhiza formation in Alnus glutinosa and Pinus resinosa with Paxillus involutus. Mycorrhiza 8: 229–240. [pdf 1291 kb]

Driscoll, K.G., J.M. Arocena and H.B. Massicotte. 1999. Post-fire soil nitrogen contents and vegetation composition in Sub-boreal Spruce forests of British Columbia's Central Interior (Canada). Forest Ecology and Management 121: 227–237. [pdf 189 kb]

Arocena, J.M., K.R. Glowa, H.B. Massicotte and L. Lavkulich. 1999. Chemical and mineral composition of ectomycorrhizosphere soils of subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.) in Ae horizon of Luvisol. Can. J. Soil Science 79:25–35. [pdf 105 kb]

Massicotte H.B., L.E. Tackaberry, E.R. Ingham and W.G. Thies. 1998. Ectomycorrhizae establishment on Douglas-fir following chloropicrin treatment to control for laminated root rot disease: assessment 4 and 5 years after outplanting. Applied Soil Ecology 10: 117–125.

Massicotte H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson and D.L. Luoma. 1998. Anatomical aspects of field ectomycorrhizae on Polygonum viviparum (Polygonaceae) and Kobresia bellardii (Cyperaceae). Mycorrhiza 7: 287–292. [pdf 1341 kb]

Wallander H., H.B. Massicotte and J.-E. Nylund. 1997. Seasonal variation in protein, ergosterol and chitin in five morphotypes of Pinus sylvestris L. ectomycorrhizae in a mature Swedish forest. Soil Biol. Biochem. 29: 45–53.

Shishido M., D.J. Petersen, H.B. Massicotte and C.P. Chanway. 1996. Pine and spruce seedling growth and mycorrhizal infection after inoculation with plant growth promoting Pseudomonas strains. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 21:109–119.

Shishido M., H.B. Massicotte and C.P. Chanway. 1996. Effect of plant growth promoting Bacillus strains on pine and spruce seedling growth and mycorrhizal infection. Annals of Botany 77: 433–441.

Ingham, E.R. and H.B. Massicotte. 1994. Protozoan communities around conifer roots colonized by ectomycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 5: 53–61.[pdf 883 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., R. Molina, D.L. Luoma and J.E. Smith. 1994. Biology of the ectomycorrhizal genus, Rhizopogon. II. Patterns of host-fungus specificity following spore inoculation of diverse hosts grown in monoculture and dual culture. New Phytol. 126: 677–690.

O'Dell, T.E., H.B. Massicotte and J.M. Trappe. 1993. Root colonization of Lupinus latifolius Agardh. and Pinus contorta Dougl. by Phialocephala fortinii Wang and Wilcox. New Phytologist 124: 93–100.

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville, R.L. Peterson and R. Molina. 1993. Structure and histochemistry of mycorrhizae synthesized between Arbutus menziesii (Ericaceae) and two basidiomycetes, Pisolithus tinctorius (Pisolithaceae) and Piloderma bicolor (Corticiaceae). Mycorrhiza 3: 1–11.

Massicotte, H.B., L. H. Melville, C. Y. Li, and R.L. Peterson. 1992. Structural aspects of Douglas-fir [Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco] tuberculate ectomycorrhizae. Trees 6:137–146. [pdf 7 Mb]

Molina, R.J., H.B. Massicotte and J.M. Trappe. 1992. Ecological role of specificity phenomena in ectomycorrhizal plant communities: potentials for interplant linkages and guild development. In Proc. of the Third Eur. Conf. on Mycorrhizae, Edited by D.J. Read, CAB Press, Ch. 14, pp. 106–112.

Massicotte, H.B., J.M. Trappe, R.L. Peterson and L.H. Melville. 1992. Studies on Cenococcum geophilum. II. Sclerotium morphology, germination, and formation in pure culture and growth pouches. Can. J. Bot. 70: 125–132.

Li, C.Y., H.B. Massicotte and L.V.H. Moore. 1992. Nitrogen-fixing Bacillus sp. associated with Douglas-fir tuberculate ectomycorrhizae. Plant and Soil 140: 35–40.

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson, C.A. Ackerley and L.H. Melville. 1990. Structure and ontogeny of Betula alleghaniensis-Pisolithus tinctorius ectomycorrhizae. Can. J. Bot. 68: 579–593. [pdf 4240 kb]

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson and L.H. Melville. 1989. Hartig net structure of ectomycorrhizae synthesized between Laccaria bicolor (Tricholomataceae) and two hosts: Betula alleghaniensis (Betulaceae) and Pinus resinosa (Pinaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 76: 1654–1667.[pdf 5390 kb]

Moore, A.E.P., H.B. Massicotte and R.L. Peterson. 1989. Ectomycorrhiza formation between Eucalyptus pilularis Sm. and Hydnangium carneum  Wallr. in Dietr. New Phytol. 112: 193–204.

Jacobs, P.J., R.L. Peterson and H.B. Massicotte. 1989. Altered fungal morphogenesis during early stages of ectomycorrhiza formation in Eucalyptus pilularis. Scanning Electron Microscopy 3: 249–255.

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson and L.H. Melville. 1989. Ontogeny of Alnus rubra-Alpova diplophloeus ectomycorrhizae. I. Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Can J. Bot. 67: 191–200.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1989. Ontogeny of Alnus rubra-Alpova diplophloeus ectomycorrhizae. II. Transmission electron microscopy. Can. J. Bot. 67: 201–210.

Melville, L.H., H.B. Massicotte, C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1989. An ultrastructural study of modifications in Dryas integrifolia and Hebeloma cylindrosporum during ectomycorrhiza formation. Bot. Gaz. 149: 408–418.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Ontogeny of Alnus rubra-Alpova diplophloeus ectomycorrhizae. In Mycorrhizae in the next decade, practical applications and research priorities. Edited by D.M. SYLVIA, L.L. HUNG and J.H. GRAHAM. Seventh NACOM Proceedings (held May 3–8, 1987, Gainesville, Florida), p. 207.

Melville, L.H., C.A. Ackerley, H.B. Massicotte and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Morphogenesis and model of Hartig net in two ectomycorrhizal systems. In Mycorrhizae in the next decade, practical applications and research priorities. Edited by D.M. SYLVIA, L.L. HUNG and J.H. GRAHAM. Seventh NACOM Proceedings (held May 3–8, 1987, Gainesville, Florida), p. 210.

Massicotte, H.B., L.H. Melville and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Scanning electron microscopy of ectomycorrhizae, potential and limitations. Scanning microscopy 1(3): 1439–1454.

Melville, L.H., H.B. Massicotte and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Morphological variations in developing ectomycorrhizae of Dryas integrifolia and five fungal species. Scanning microscopy 1(3): 1455–1464.

Melville, L.H., H.B. Massicotte and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Ontogeny of early stages of ectomycorrhizae synthesized between Dryas integrifolia and Hebeloma cylindrosporum. Botanical Gazette 148(3): 332–341.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1987. The root-fungus interface as an indicator of symbiont interaction in ectomycorrhizae. Can. J. For. Res. 17: 846–854.

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson and A.E. Ashford. 1987. Ontogeny of Eucalyptus pilularis-Pisolithus tinctorius ectomycorrhizae. I. Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Can. J. Bot. 65: 1927–1939.

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson, C.A. Ackerley and A.E. Ashford. 1987. Ontogeny of Eucalyptus pilularis-Pisolithus tinctorius ectomycorrhizae. II. Transmission electron microscopy. Can. J. Bot. 65: 1940–1947.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1987. Localization of three sugar residues in the interface of ectomycorrhizae synthesized between Alnus crispa and Alpova diplophloeus as demonstrated by lectin binding. Can. J. Bot. 65: 1127–1132.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1986. Carbohydrate localization in mycorrhizal roots of Alnus crispa using colloidal gold. Proc. Microsc. Soc. Can. 13: 14–15.

Massicotte, H.B., R.L. Peterson, C.A. Ackerley and Y. Piche. 1986. Structure and ontogeny of Alnus crispa-Alpova diplophloeus  ectomycorrhizae. Can. J. Bot. 64: 177–192.

Massicotte, H.B., C.A. Ackerley and R.L. Peterson. 1985. An improved fixation protocol for ultrastructural studies of ectomycorrhizae. Proc. Microsc. Soc. Can. 12: 68–69.