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Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America

By: Marcela Claudia Pagano(Editor), Mónica Alejandra Lugo(Editor)
340 pages, 5 colour & 20 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America
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This new book shows the work done by researchers dedicated to the study of different mycorrhizas types, the fungal species associated and their distribution influenced by geographical and environmental factors among the different South American biogeographic regions. The exclusive biotic and abiotic characteristics delimit natural ecosystems with uniques biological communities, where mycorrhizologists have investigated plant symbioses in those ecosystems for decades, providing data from Venezuelan Great Savannah, Andes, Puna, Chaco, Caatinga, Monte, Atlantic Forest, Marginal Forest, Cerrado, Patagonia, Yungas, Rainforest, Andean-Patagonian Forests, and Antarctic section. In these environments, different mycorrhizal associations (arbuscular / ericoid / orchidoid / ectomycorrhizal / mycoheterotrophic) are present in herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees. Mycorrhizal associations were studied from different researching points of view (biodiversity, biological invasions, biotic / abiotic disturbances, altitudinal variations, seasonal changes, land uses). The aim of this Book is to compile research on mycorrhizal fungi and their associations in environments of South America, throughout the synthesis of information from natural and anthropogenic related environments. Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America focuses in different bioregions of South America from tropical areas to the southern cone, and it will be useful to those who work on plant-fungal interactions in different vegetation types and in agricultural lands from South America and worldwide.


1. Overview of the Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America. Lugo, M; Pagano, M
2. Mycorrhizal types in native and exotic woody species in Southern South America: a biogeographic approach. Urcelay Carlos, Tecco Paula, et al.
3. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America. Cofre N., Soteras F., S. Velazquez, Camila Abarca, Risio, Ontivero, Lugo
4. Ectomycorrhizal Southeamerican Fungi: their diversity in the past, present and future. Nouhra, Goetz Palfner, Francisco Kuhar, Geml, Andrew Smith
5. North vs. South Hemisphere: Mycorrhizas information and southern integration. Marin C., Bueno, et al.
6. Northern Tropical South America. Pena Venegas Clara
7. Tropical and Subtropical rain forest, Grand Chaco region: Orchidiod mycorrhizas in South America. Otero, Yasmin Alomia, et al.
8. Great Savannah. Lovera, Cuenca, et al.
9. Tropical Dry Forest compared to Rainforest. Pagano, Zangaro, de Souza F, Costa Maia L. et al.
10. Yunga. Becerra, Nouhra , Geml
11. Caatinga, Cerrado and Central Sabanas. Moura Jadson, Juliana Silva Rodrigues Cabral et al.
12. Chaco region: arid and semiarid forest, shrublands and mountain grasslands. Grilli, Risio, et al.
13. Arid Southern Highlands: Puna and Altiplano. Lugo, Menoyo, Urcelay et al.
14. Tabaquillo (Polylepis australis Bitter) Mountain Forest. Soteras, Menoyo, Becerra
15. Dry forest and open woodlands: Chilean matorral. Silva-Flores, Ana Aguilar
16. Salares and Deserts. Cofre, Soteras, Becerra, et al.
17. South American temperate region: Valdivian and Patagonian forests. Godoy, Marin (Cesar), Fontela, Natalia Fernandez, et al.
18. South American anthropic environments. Pagano, Risio, , Ontivero, Cofre, Covacevich, Erica Lumini et al.
19. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in volcanic soils. Paula Aguilera, Fernando Borie y Pablo Cornejo
20. Patagonian steppe. Fontela, Javier Puntieri, et al.
21. The native broadleaf and conifer Andean-patagonic forest: anthropic intervention. M. Eugenia Salomon, C. Barroetavena, Mario Rajchenberg,
22. Belowground Invasions in South America. Nunez Martin, Nahuel Policelli, et al.

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Dr Marcela Claudia Pagano was born in La Plata, Argentina. She taught for some years at high school and Universities. In 2018 she was appointed as Technical analyst in Health Promotion and Management at Sanitary Surveillance Board, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in mycorrhizal research, completing her PhD at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and four postdoctoral fellowships.

Nanomaterials Prof. Dr. Monica Alejandra Lugo was born in Tigre, Argentina. She taught for 28 years at high school and Universities such as National University of Buenos Aires, National University of Cordoba and National University of San Luis; and her current positions are Adjunct professor (Biology Department, FQByF, National University of San Luis) to Bachelor of Biological Sciences and to Professor in Biological Sciences, becoming Professor of Vegetal Diversity I, Plant-Fungi interactions: Mycophyllas and Mycorrhizas, Biology of Protist and Fungi and Fungi and Vegetal Systematic. She won three Doctoral Scholarships (1994-1999) and a Postdoc Fellowship (1999-2001). Further, she is the Director of the Mycology, Diversity and Fungi interaction Herbarium (MICODIF) of the National University of San Luis-SNDB (National System of Biological Data-Argentina).

By: Marcela Claudia Pagano(Editor), Mónica Alejandra Lugo(Editor)
340 pages, 5 colour & 20 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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