, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 3-42

Water relations, drought and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis

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Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can affect the water balance of both amply watered and droughted host plants. This review summarizes these effects and possible causal mechanisms. Also discussed are host drought resistance and the influence of soil drying on the fungi.

Accepted: 30 December 2000