Techniques in Mycorrhizal Studies

  • K. G. Mukerji
  • C. Manoharachary
  • B. P. Chamola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. C. Manoharachary, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 1-6
  3. K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 7-13
  4. K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 87-101
  5. Rajni Gupta, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 103-131
  6. S. Kumar, T. Satyanarayana
    Pages 133-142
  7. S. Kumar, T. Satyanarayana
    Pages 143-166
  8. K. Natarajan, V. Mohan
    Pages 167-200
  9. Rajni Gupta, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 201-216
  10. M. Bansal, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 217-229
  11. Geeta Singh, K. V. B. R. Tilak
    Pages 273-283
  12. P. Chellappan, S. A. Anitha Christy, A. Mahadevan
    Pages 285-297
  13. M. Bansal, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 329-344
  14. Sumeet, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 345-364

About this book

Introduction

The importance of mycorrhiza for the improvement of plant growth is increasingly being realised in Agriculture and Forestry and several mycorrhizal fungi have been commercially recognised for the purpose. The aim of this book is to describe the various techniques used to study the mycorrhizal biology. Problems with preparing such a book are many. Mainly mailing of manuscripts to and from authors resulted in irregular and final editing. Every effort was made not to change the peer review original manuscript to ensure accuracy. Our sole aims is to communicate to the greatest extent possible a current world need in mycorrhizal research. Plant productivity is regulated by microbial associations established in the plant root systems. The interactions of microorganisms and plant roots are especially important in providing nutritional requirements of the plant and the associated microorganisms. Plant growth and development are controlled largely by the soil environment in the root region -rhizosphere. This is a very complex environment in which the effects of the plant on soil microorganisms and the effects of microorganisms on the plant are interacting, interdependent and highly complex. Plant root exudates and breakdown products feed the microbes and the microbe in tum often benefit the plant. Mycorrhizal fungi are important tools for increasing growth, development and yield of economically important plants, they play important role of biofertilizer which can help establish plants in nutrient deficient soils, particularly phosphorus deficient soils, arid, semi-arid and waste lands.

Keywords

Flora biology classification microbe soil stress conditions

Editors and affiliations

  • K. G. Mukerji
    • 1
  • C. Manoharachary
    • 2
  • B. P. Chamola
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Applied Mycology and Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory Department of BotanyOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3209-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5985-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3209-3
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