153 pages, 10 colour & 2 b/w illustrations, tables
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are obligate root symbionts that impact plant growth, productivity and competitiveness. Handbook of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi integrates key information about AMF concepts, structures and functions, and the new classification of Glomeromycota, including topics about AMF history and evolution, AMF families, genus and species description, as well as a compilation about several protocols to assess AMF and how to identify them. The focus is to provide readers enough information about AMF.
Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 An Old Relationship
Chapter 3 AMF's Main Structures
Chapter 4 Spores: A Special Tool to Survive
Chapter 5 Glomeromycota Classification
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Dr. Tancredo Souza conducts research on the effects of biologic invasion on the arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity from the Brazilian xeric shrubland. His interests are in the Plant-AMF interactions, ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, microbiology and symbiosis process. He holds degree in Agronomy (BSc), Soil and water management and conversation (M.S.) and Soil sciences (Ph.D.) from the Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil.