Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Effects, Analyses and Insights

Raul Bryan and Shirley Brooks (Editors)

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000

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In this book, the authors review their own studies on the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (rhizospheric microorganisms) on plant host physiology and development. The increasing interest for the reduction of the input of chemical fertilizers and the use of combined microorganisms as biofertilizers, particularly applied in organic agriculture, is taken into account. The authors also note that it is pertinent to complement the laboratory and greenhouse work with field conditions, possibly by working with agricultural farmers to achieve peak results. Following this, the putative role of sncRNAs on mycorrhiza-induced systemic stress tolerance is discussed, along with future prospects of sncRNA research in AM symbiosis and its potential practical applications. A final chapter focuses on the literature aiming for improvement of the biomass of date palm trees, and subjacent cultures, by setting up an efficient biological protocol integrating the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and organic soil conditioners resulting from the composting of plants and agro-industrial waste.

Preface

Chapter 1. Protective and Synergistic Effects in the Rhizosphere, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria (pp. 1-14)
Laura Fernández Bidondo, Betina Inés Stephan, Alejandro Guillermo Pardo and María Josefina Bompadre

Chapter 2. The Role of Small Non-Coding RNAs for the Establishment, Regulation and Functioning of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis (pp. 15-42)
Amaia Nogales, H. Sofia Pereira and Wanda Viegas

Chapter 3. The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) along with Composts for Date Palm Tree Growth and Underlying Cultures (pp. 43-72)
Meddich Abdelilah, Bourzik Widad, EL Asli Abdelghani and Hafidi Mohamed

Bibliography (pp. 73-100)

Related Nova Publications (pp. 101-112)

Index (pp. 113)

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