Techniques for the Study of Mycorrhiza

Techniques for the Study of Mycorrhiza

1st Edition - November 14, 1991

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  • Editors: James Norris, David Read, A. Varma
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080860527

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Volumes 23 and 24 of this highly acclaimed series focus on methods used for the study of both ectomycorrhiza and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza. Written by a team of international experts, these volumes comprise the most extensive compilation of methods available on this topic.


Microbiologists, mycologists, plant scientists, ecologists, and soil biologists.

Table of Contents

  • J.L. Harley, Introduction: The State of the Art.
    R. Agerer, Characterization of Ectomycorrhiza.
    R.L. Peterson and P. Chakravarty, Techniques in Synthesizing Ectomycorrhiza.
    R.L. Peterson, Histochemistry of Ectomycorrhiza.
    F.M. Martin, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi.
    I. Jakobsen, Carbon Metabolism in Mycorrhiza.
    I. Ahmad and J.A. Hellebust, Enzymology of Nitrogen Assimilation in Mycorrhiza.
    B. Botton and M. Chalot, Techniques for the Study of Nitrogen Metabolism in Ectomycorhiza.
    P.T. Rygiewicz and J.L. Armstrong, Ectomycorrhizal DNA: Isolation, RFLPs, and Probe Hybridization.
    P.A. Lemke, V. Barrett, and R.K. Dixon, Procedures and Prospects for DNA-Mediated Transformation of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi.
    P.B. Tinker, M.D. Jones, and D.M. Durall, Principles of Use of Radioisotopes in Mycorrhizal Studies.
    D.H. Jennings, Techniques for Studying the Functional Aspects of Rhizomorphs of Wood-rotting Fungi: Some Possible Applications to Ectomycorrhiza.
    J.W.G. Cairney, Structural and Ontogenic Study of Ectomycorrhizal Rhizomorphs.
    F. Mayer, M. Madkour, A. Nolte, and A. Varma, Fine-structural Analysis of Mycorrhizal Fungi and Root Systems: Negative Staining and Cryoelectron Microscopic Techniques.
    P. Cudlin, Epifluorescent Microscopy for Identification of Ectomycorrhiza.
    I. Kottke, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques for Subcellular Localization of Elements in Mycorrhiza.
    D.H. Marx, J.L. Ruehle, and C.E. Cordell, Methods for Studying Nursery and Field Response of Trees to Specific Ectomycorrhiza.
    H. Heinonen-Tanski and T. Holopainen, Maintenance of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi.
    S. Egli and I. Kalin, Root Window Technique for in vivo Observation of Ectomycorrhiza.
    J.R. Leake and D.J. Read, Experiments with Ericoid Mycorrhiza.
    Each chapter includes references.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: November 14, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080860527

About the Serial Volume Editors

James Norris

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural Research Council, Meat Research Institute, Bristol, England

David Read

Affiliations and Expertise

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

A. Varma

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Life Sciences, Jawaharial Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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