Mycorrhizas: Structure, Development and Functions

Elaine Warwick (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

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Mycorrhizae represent a symbiotic relationship between fungus and plant roots. The fungus colonizes the roots of the host plant, either intracellularly in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, or extracellularly in ectomycorrhizal fungi. Host plants enhance the defense of mycorrhizal fungi against fungivores. Mycorrhizae mediate host plant-insect interactions.

Arbuscular mycorrhiza play a crucial role in augmenting plant resistance to stressful conditions like diseases, drought, heavy metal toxicity, high temperatures, salinity, and waterlogging. They are also important in enhancing decomposition of toxic organic substances, in remediating polluted environments, and in keeping a stable ecosystem and sustainable productivity. This book discusses the structure, development and function of mycorrhizas. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Molecular Signaling in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis (pp. 1-102)
Sara Schaarschmidt and Peter M. Gresshoff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and others)
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Chapter 2 - Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Structures in Natural and Disturbed Sites (pp. 103-124)
Marcela Claudia Pagano (Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 3 - Functions of Mycorrhizae (pp. 125-138)
Tzi Bun Ng and Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng (School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 4 - Study of Nitrogen Assimilation in Ectomycorrhiza by RNAi-Based Gene Silencing: The Role of the Laccaria Bicolor Nitrate Transporter (pp. 139-180)
Minna J. Kemppainen and Alejandro G. Pardo (Laboratorio de Micología Molecular, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). Bernal, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 5 - Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Alleviation of Oxidative Stress under Cutting Propagation Management (pp. 181-202)
María Josefina Bompadre, Roxana Colombo, María del Carmen Ríos de Molina, Alicia Margarita Godeas and Alejandro Guillermo Pardo (Laboratorio de Micología Molecular, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ), and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Bernal, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 6 - Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in Wastewater Irrigated Agriculture (pp. 203-232)
Gabriel Camarena Gutiérrez (Unidad de Morfología y Función. FES Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Tlalnepantla, México)

Chapter 7 - Potential of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Non-Pathogenic Fusarium for Tolerance to Fusarium Root Rot and Changes in Antioxidative Ability in Asparagus Decline (pp. 233-244)
J. Liu, A. S. M. Nahiyan and Y. Matsubara (The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)

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