Bardgett, R. D. and Whittaker, J. B. and Frankland, J. C. (1993) The diet and food preferences of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) from upland grassland soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 16 (4). pp. 296-298. ISSN 0178-2762Full text not available from this repository.
Specimens of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) observed grazing on fungal mycelia were collected from the surface soil of three differently manged upland grasslands. A general trend of an increasing proportion of Collembola with a full gut was found along a gradient of reduced sheep management intensity, which was correlated with increased fungal biomass. In the laboratory, this collembolan showed a consistent order of preference for the mycelium of seven common fungal species isolated from the field sites.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Biology and Fertility of Soils|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Collembola - Food preferences - Grassland - Fungi - Gut contents|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2009 12:33|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 13:46|
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