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Basic Research and Applications of Mycorrhizae

Edited By: Gopi K Podila and Ajit Varma

511 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #169178 | ISBN: 1904798489
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Mycorrhizae are a type of fungus formed by the relationship between plant roots and soil, and there is a widespread agreement among botanists and soil scientists that mycorrhizae are beneficial to the health and growth of soil and plants. Research into mycorrhizae has grown enormously in recent years. It is now known that these fungi have numerous properties and functions - they promote plant growth, maintain plant and soil health, provide protection against root diseases, they assist production using reduced fertilizer and pesticides, they effect soil structure, nutrient acquisition, root length and root structure.

Mycorrhizae have many useful modern practical applications - the re-vegetation of landscapes, golf courses, contaminated soils, the prevention and retardation of leaf dehydration, the maintenance of soil and plant biodiversity - to name but a few.

The editors of this book have produced a valuable collection of specialised contemporary information describing state of the art and modern protocols in mycorrhizal research, compiled and presented in one authoritative volume.


Endomycorrhizal Diversity * Occurrence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in the Rhizosphere of Himalayan Yew (Taxus baccata L.subsp. Wallichiana (Zucc.) Pilger)-A Case Study * Mycorrhizal Association and Soil Microflora in Sustainable Utilization of Micropropagated Plants in Vegetable Crops of Hill and Mountainous Region * Mechanism in the Symbiotic Association between Plants and Arbuscular Mycorrhizae * Quantitative Analysis of Gene Expression in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis * Interaction of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and AM Fungi: Present Status and Future Prospects * Phosphorus Metabolism and Regulation by Symbiotic Fungi * Using Fatty Acids to Quantify Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi * Phosphorus and Mycorrhizae of Seedlings from Low-phytate Maize Seed * Genets of Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycota * Global Gene Expression Analysis in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: A Means to Study Nutritional and Environmental Effect on Symbiosis * Breeding Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycetes: Some Protocols and Strategies * Specialization in Cheaters of the Mycorrhizal Mutualism * Iron Chelating Microbial Plant Protectants in Banana Rhizosphere * Piriformospora indica: Fungus of the Millennium * Biodynamics of Below- Ground Animal Resources and Interaction * Biohardening of Tissue Culture-Raised Grape (Vitis vinefera L.) ev. Pusa Navrang Plantlets Using AM Fungi for Their Enhanced in vitro Survival Biological Hardening of Micropropagated Plants of Horticultural Importance * Interaction of Medicinal Plants with PGPRs and Symbiotic Fungi * Cultivation of Symbiotic Fungi * Protocol to Understand the Interaction between Rhizobacteria and Symbiotic Fungus: Piriformospora indica of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria * Methods for Microbial Iron Chelator (Siderophore) Analysis

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GOPI K. PODILA Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, USA AJIT VARMA Amity Institute of Herbal and Microbial Studies, Noida, India

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