, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 3–42 | Cite as

Water relations, drought and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis

  • Robert M. Augé


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.

Keywords Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Review Stress Vesicular-arbuscular Water relations 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Augé
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  1. 1.Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, O.H.L.D., University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901-1071, USA e-mail: Tel.: +1-865-9747324, Fax: +1-865-9741947US

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