Mycorrhiza - Function, Diversity, State of the Art

  • Ajit Varma
  • Ram Prasad
  • Narendra Tuteja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ram Prasad, Diksha Bhola, Khalid Akdi, Cristina Cruz, Sairam KVSS, Narendra Tuteja et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. Priyanku Teotia, Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Vivek Kumar, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma
    Pages 9-26
  4. Cristina Cruz, Alessandro Ramos, Olubukola Oluranti Babalola, Hessini Kamel, Teresa Dias, Ajit Varma
    Pages 27-38
  5. Geetanjali Manchanda, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Zhi Feng Li, Jun Jie Zhang
    Pages 39-60
  6. Devendra K. Choudhary, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja
    Pages 61-74
  7. Francisca Reis, Rui M. Tavares, Paula Baptista, Teresa Lino-Neto
    Pages 75-97
  8. Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Varma
    Pages 177-185
  9. Izabela L. Kałucka, Andrzej M. Jagodziński
    Pages 187-229
  10. Antonietta Mello, Elisa Zampieri, Alessandra Zambonelli
    Pages 231-252
  11. Brandon Monier, Vincent Peta, Jerry Mensah, Heike Bücking
    Pages 253-274
  12. Alenka Gaberščik, Nataša Dolinar, Nina Šraj, Marjana Regvar
    Pages 291-304
  13. Uma Singhal, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma
    Pages 349-364
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book


This is the fourth updated and revised edition of a well-received book that emphasises on fungal diversity, plant productivity and sustainability. It contains new chapters written by leading experts in the field.

This book is an up-to-date overview of current progress in mycorrhiza and association with plant productivity and environmental sustainability. The result is a must hands-on guide, ideally suited for agri-biotechnology, soil biology, fungal biology including mycorrrhiza and stress management, academia and researchers.

 The topic of this book is particularly relevant to researchers involved in mycorrhiza, especially to food security and environmental protection.

 Mycorrhizas are symbioses between fungi and the roots of higher plants. As more than 90% of all known species of plants have the potential to form mycorrhizal associations, the productivity and species composition and the diversity of natural ecosystems are frequently dependent upon the presence and activity of mycorrhizas. The biotechnological application of mycorrhizas is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Biology Biotechnology Ecology Forest Fungi Genetics Growth Molecular biology Molecular genetics Morphogenesis Mycorrhiza Mycorrhization Physiology Plant Plants Systematics Truffle

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  • Ram Prasad
    • 2
  • Narendra Tuteja
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar Pradesh Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyNoidaIndia

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