New Research on Mycorrhizal Fungus


Qiang-Sheng Wu – Professor, College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, China
Ying-Ning Zou – Associate professor, College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, China
Yue-Jun He – Professor, Guizhou University, China
Nong Zhou – Professor, Chongqing Three Gorges University, China

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000; SCI094000; SCI011000
DOI: 10.52305/GLXN2905

This book focuses on an overview of new advances in mycorrhizal fungi, especially arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The book contains chapters on mycorrhizal fungi populations in mangroves, the growth of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhization of pears in in vitro culture conditions, mycorrhizal mineralization of nutrients, mycorrhizal roles in improving soil health, the benefits of synergistic application of biochar and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and the ecological functions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (invasive plant control, mycorrhizal remediation of soil pollution, and mycorrhizal farm management systems). This book can provide theoretical as well as technical support for researchers working on mycorrhizal fungi, and also provide ideas for new research on mycorrhizal fungi in the future.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Growth of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Independent of a Plant Host
Kasthuri Selvakumar, Kalaiselvi Thangavel and Ranjith Sellappan
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India

Chapter 2. The Combined Use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Biochar for the Improvement of Soil Biochemistry
Abeer Hashem¹,², Qiang-Sheng Wu³, Khalid F. Almutairi⁴, Saud S. Aloud⁵ and Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah⁴
¹Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
²Mycology and Plant Disease Survey Department, Plant Pathology Research Institute, ARC, Giza, Egypt
³College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China
⁴Plant Production Department, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
⁵Soil Sciences Department, of College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chapter 3. Plant-Soil Feedback Regulates the Invasive Competition of Alien Plants through Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Kai-Ping Shen, Yun Guo and Yue-Jun He
College of Forestry, Research Center of Forest Ecology, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China

Chapter 4. The Strategic Combination of Mycorrhizal Inoculants, Fertilizers and Green Manures Improve Crop Productivity. A Review of Cuban Research
Ramón Rivera Espinosa¹, Pedro José González Cañizares¹, Luis Ruiz Martínez², Gloria Marta Martin Alonso¹ and Adriano Cabrera Rodríguez¹
¹National Institute of Agricultural Science, Cuba
²Research Institute on Tropical Root Crops, Cuba

Chapter 5. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Assisted Phytoremediation and Its Role in Sustainable Soil Management
Ranjith Sellappan¹, Anandkumar Selvaraj¹, Senthamilselvi Dhandapani¹, Aswini Krishnan², Kasthuri Selvakumar¹ and Kalaiselvi Thangavel¹
¹Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural Universtiy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
²Division of microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, India

Chapter 6. Occurrence and Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi in Mangrove Ecosystems
Sankrita Gaonkar
Parvatibai Chowgule College, Arts and Science, Autonomous, Margao, Goa, India

Chapter 7. In Vitro Mycorrhization as a Keystone of Successful in Vitro Pear Production
Mariem Lotfi and Stefaan P.O. Werbrouck
Laboratory for Applied In Vitro Plant Biotechnology, Dept. Plants and Crops, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Chapter 8. Nutrient Mineralization: A Function of Mycorrhizal Fungi Necessary for Plant Survival
Oladipo Abiodun¹, Muse Saad¹, Eko Omobola² and Adewuyi Abiola²
¹Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, College of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China
²University of Tuscia, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agrofood and Forest systems (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy

Chapter 9. The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Soil Health Improvement: A Component for Sustainable Agricultural Production
Selvaraj Anandakumar, Thangavel Kalaiselvi, Sellappan Ranjith and Dhandapani Senthamilselvi
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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