Three ectomycorrhizal fungi originating from Pseudotsuga menziesii plantations were exposed to cadmium (Cd) concentrations up to 10 pM. Laccaria bicolor and Lactarius hepaticus showed a much higher sensitivity to Cd than Lactarius rufus. At 1 pM Cd, reductions in radial growth and in dry weight production were 91 % and 95% in L. bicolor, 100% and 100% in L. hepaticus and 14% and 8% in L. rufus, respectively. Cadmium increased the lag time of radial growth in L. bicolor but not in the other fungi examined.

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R.H. Jongbloed, & G.W.F.H. Borst-Pauwels. (1990). Differential response of some ectomycorrhizal fungi to cadmium in vitro. Acta botanica neerlandica, 39(3), 241–246.