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Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration

  • Combines recent findings on and practical applications of mycorrhizas
  • Broadens readers’ understanding of the complex interactions between plants and fungi
  • Offers a valuable source of information for scientists working in microbiology, the crop sciences, soil sciences, agriculture, horticulture and forestry

Series: Soil Biology Volume: 41

By: Zakaria M Solaiman (Editor), Lynette K Abbott (Editor), Ajit Varma (Editor)

448 pages, 5 colour & 3 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #219679 | ISBN-13: 9783662453698
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NHBS Price: £126.00 $157/€149 approx

About this book

Mycorrhizal Fungi explores the various functions and potential applications of mycorrhizas, including topics such as the dynamics of root colonization, soil carbon sequestration and the function of mycorrhizas in extreme environments. Some contributions focus on the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in various crop production processes, including soil management practices, their use as biofertilizers and in relation to medicinal plants.

Other chapters elucidate the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the alleviation of plant water stress and of heavy metal toxicity, in the remediation of saline soils, in mining-site rehabilitation and in the reforestation of degraded tropical forests. In addition to their impact in ecosystems, the economic benefits of applying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are discussed. A final chapter describes recent advances in the cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms.


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