Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

By

  • Sally Smith, Soil and Land Systems, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • David Read, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK

The roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil and therefore in plant nutrition. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis is recognized as the definitive work in this area. Since the last edition was published there have been major advances in the field, particularly in the area of molecular biology, and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate these exciting new developments.
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Audience

Microbiologists, Applied Microbiologists, Biotechnologists, Soil microbiologists/scientists, Agricultural scientists, Plant scientists, Mycologists, Molecular Biologists

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370526-6

Reviews

Reviews of the First Edtion: "Lucid writing, together with obvious enthusiasm for the subject, make this book pleasurable and stimulating to read. There is no doubt that it will indeed be essential reading for the increasing number of people studying mycorrhizals in many parts of the world." - Society of General Microbiology Quarterly



Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction

Section 1 Arbuscular Mycorrhizas

1 The Symbionts Forming Arbuscular Mycorrhizas

2 Colonization of Roots and Anatomy of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas

3 Genetic, Cellular and Molecular Interactions in the Establishment of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas

4 Growth and Carbon Economy of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbionts

5 Mineral Nutrition, Toxic Element Accumulation and Water Relations of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Plants

Section 2 Ectomycorrhizas

6 Structure and Development of Ectomycorrhizal Roots

7 Ectendo- and Arbutoid Mycorrhizas

8 Growth and Carbon Allocation of Ectomycorrhizal Symbionts

9 Nitrogen Mobilization and Nutrition in Ectomycorrhizal Plants

10 Phosphorus and Base Cation Nutrition, Heavy Metal Accumulation and Water Relations of Ectomycorrhizal Plants

Section 3 Ericoid, Orchid and Mycoheterotrophic Mycorrhizas

11 Ericoid Mycorrhizas

12 Mycorrhizas of Green Orchids

13 Mycorrhizas in Achlorophyllous Plants (Mycoheterotrophs)

14 Fungal Symbioses in Lower Land Plants

Section 4 Functioning of Mycorrhizas in Broader Contexts

15 The Roles of Mycorrhizas in Successional Processes and in Selected Biomes

16 Mycorrhizas in Ecological Interactions

17 Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

References

Index

The Color Plate Section Appears at the Back of the Book