This new edition of Fungal Associations focuses on mycorrhizas, lichens and fungal-bacterial symbioses. It has been completely revised, updated and expanded. Renowned experts present thorough reviews and discuss the most recent findings on molecular interactions between fungi and plants or bacteria that lead to morphological alterations and novel properties in the symbionts. New insights into the beneficial impact of fungal associations on ecosystem health are provided and documented with striking examples.
1 Exploring the Genome of Glomeromycotan Fungi
2 Molecular Approaches to Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Functioning
3 The Interface Between Plants and Mycorrhizal Fungi: Nutrient Exchange, Signaling and Cell Organization
4 Arbuscular Mycorrhiza -- a Key Component of Sustainable Plant--Soil Ecosystems
5 The Geosiphon--Nostoc Endosymbiosis and its Role as a Model for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research
6 De-Constructing a Mutualist: How the Molecular Blueprints of Model Symbiotic Fungi are Changing our Understanding of Mutualism
7 Carbohydrates Exchange Between Symbionts in Ectomycorrhizas
8 Lipids of Mycorrhizas
9 The Role of the Stonesphere for the Interactions between Mycorrhizal Fungi and Mycorrhizosphere Bacteria during Mineral Weathering
10 Context-Dependent Interaction Hierarchies and the Organization of Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities
11 Ectendomycorrhizas: Occurrence, Structural Characteristics, and Possible Roles
12 Orchid Mycorrhizas: Molecular Ecology, Physiology, Evolution and Conservation Aspects
13 The Symbiotic Fungus Piriformospora indica: Review
14 Genetic Diversity and Functional Aspects of Ericoid Mycorrhizal Fungi
15 The Symbiotic Phenotype of Lichen-Forming Ascomycetes and Their Endo- and Epibionts
17 Bacteria and the Lichen Symbiosis
18 Fungal and Bacterial Volatile Organic Compounds: an Overview and Their Role as Ecological Signaling Agents
Reviews from the first edition:
"... this volume is a valuable addition to The Mycota series and will serve as a useful reference i the ara of symbiotic fungal associations."
- Quarterly Review of Biology
"The book is well-produced with a clear style, a good index and few typographical problems ..."
- Bibliography of Systematic Mycology