Arbuscular Mycorrhizas
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Arbuscular Mycorrhizas : Physiology and Function

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Recent years have brought an upsurge of interest in the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, partly due to the realization that the effective utilization of these symbiotic soil fungi is likely to be essential in sustainable agriculture. Impressive progress has been made during the last decade in the study of this symbiosis largely as a result of increasing exploitation of molecular tools. Although early emphasis was placed on the use of molecular tools to study physiological processes triggered by the symbiosis, such as expression of symbiosis-specific polypeptides and modulation of host defences, other applications await. It was obvious to us that gathering leaders in the field to summarize these topics and point out research needs was necessary if we were to understand the physiology and function of AM fungi at a molecular level. In addition, we have taken the opportunity to present these reviews in a logical sequence of topics ranging from the initiation of the life cycle of the fungus to its functions in plant growth and in the below ground ecosystem. It was a challenge to limit this flood of information to the confines of one text. This is a very exciting time for mycorrhiza biologists and it is our hope that some of this excitement is conveyed to our readers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.35mm | 1,580g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • VI, 372 p.
  • 0792364449
  • 9780792364443

Table of contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Mycorrhizal fungi influence soil structure; R.M. Miller, J.D. Jastrow. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Plant Reproduction; R.T. Koide. Spore Germination and Pre-Symbiotic Mycelial Growth; M. Giovannetti. Modification of Plant Gene Expression; L. Lapopin, P. Franken. Symbiotic Exchange of Nutrients in Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Transport and Transfer of Phosphorus; M. Saito. Carbon Partitioning, Cost, and Metabolism of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas; D.D. Douds, Jr., et al. Effects of Genetic Differences among Crop Species and Cultivars Upon the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis; J.L. Parke, S.W. Kaeppler. The Use of Plant Mutants to Study Regulation of Colonization by AM Fungi; R.L. Peterson, F.C. Guinel. Modulation of Host Defence Systems; E. Dumas-Gaudot, et al. Stomatal Behavior of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Plants; R.M. Auge. Interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with other soil organisms; M. Gryndler. Hormonal Balance in Plants During Colonization by Mycorrhizal Fungi; J. Ludwig-Muller. In Vitro and in Situ Techniques to Examine the Role of Roots and Root Exudates During AM Fungus-Host Interactions; G. Nagahashi. Nutrient uptake; E. George. Effects of Mycorrhizas on Plant Tolerance to Diseases; R.G. Linderman. Index.
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Review Text

` The book is well-produced with very few typographical and referencing errors. We commend this book to any pathologists wishing to learn more about the current state of knowledge of these organisms. '
Plant Pathology, 50(2001)
` I will finish by recommending this book to anyone with a research team working on AMF. It will save much wasted and costly time in repeating already undertaken research and concentrate efforts on more innovative experimentation. '
Geoderma,104(2001)
` The outward appearance of the book is good and it has a nice feel. The book will be useful in illustrating the statej of the art at the time of going to press and as a reference work and should be available in libraries for researchers and students alike. '
Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Vol.33 (2001)
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`The book is well-produced with very few typographical and referencing errors. We commend this book to any pathologists wishing to learn more about the current state of knowledge of these organisms.'
Plant Pathology, 50(2001)
`I will finish by recommending this book to anyone with a research team working on AMF. It will save much wasted and costly time in repeating already undertaken research and concentrate efforts on more innovative experimentation.'
Geoderma,104(2001)
`The outward appearance of the book is good and it has a nice feel. The book will be useful in illustrating the statej of the art at the time of going to press and as a reference work and should be available in libraries for researchers and students alike.'
Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Vol.33 (2001)
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