Stage Of Decomposition

PHASE m

Fauna I penetration (enejtraeids. orihatid mite*ยป and insert larvae).

BartcHa and algae colonize fauna) fecal pellets. Cestococcttm In feral pellets.

FHA.SK 1V Penetration by cither mycorrlii?nl fungi. Hyphodnntin in holluw needle*.

FIGURE 2.5 Schematic of the pattern of fungal colonization of individual pine needle leaf litter as observed by microscopy. Source: The information is compiled from Ponge (1991) with kind permission of Kluwer Academic Publishers, and the diagram modified from Dighton (1997).

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