Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

2nd Edition - October 25, 1996

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  • Authors: Sally Smith, David Read
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080537191

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Description

In nature, 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. Thirteen years have passed since the publication of the First Edition of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, the book that has been generally acclaimed as the most definitive work on this fascinating topic. The Second Edition co-authored by Professor Sally Smith and Professor David Read has been completely rewritten to cover the significant advances in our understanding of this field.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* Separate accounts of major mycorrhizal types, highlighting structure, development, physiology and ecology
* Integrative treatment, covering nutrient transport, roles of mycorrhizas in ecology, applications in man-made environments, and interactions with pollutants
* In depth treatment of evolutionary and developmental aspects, plus closer examination of external mycelium, and transport processes
* Appreciation of diversity of form and function within major mycorrhizal types, and its importance in ecosystems

Readership

Ideal for research workers in mycology, plant sciences, ecology, and soil microbiology. Agricultural groups, microbiologists, and plant scientists will also be interested.

Table of Contents

  • Section Headings:
    Introduction.
    VA Mycorrhizas.
    Ectomycorrhizas.
    Mycorrhizas in the Ericales.
    Orchid Mycorrhizas.
    General Themes.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 605
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: October 25, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080537191

About the Authors

Sally Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Soil and Land Systems, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia

David Read

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK

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