Mycorrhizal Biology

  • K. G. Mukerji
  • B. P. Chamola
  • Jagjit Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shalini Raina, B. P. Chamola, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 1-25
  3. Vandana Gupta, T. Satyanarayana, Sandeep Garg
    Pages 27-44
  4. A. K. Saxena, K. Annapurna, K. V. B. R. Tilak
    Pages 45-56
  5. Rajni Gupta, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 57-65
  6. T. N. Lakhanpal
    Pages 101-118
  7. Vandana Gupta, T. Satyanarayana
    Pages 119-134
  8. C. Manoharachary, P. Jagan Mohan Reddy
    Pages 135-141
  9. M. Bansal, B. P. Chamola, N. Sarwar, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 143-152
  10. Carol I. Mandelbaum, Yves Piche
    Pages 153-172
  11. Reena Singh, Alok Adholeya, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 173-196
  12. David D. Douds Jr., Vijay Gadkar, Alok Adholeya
    Pages 197-215
  13. Nikhat Sarwar Naqvi, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 217-233
  14. P. Sharmila, Jos T. Puthur, P. Pardha Saradhi
    Pages 235-250
  15. Rajni Gupta, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 251-263
  16. Archana Singh, Ajit Varma
    Pages 265-288
  17. S. C. Vyas, Sameer Vyas
    Pages 289-327
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book

Introduction

`The fundamental problem the world faces today, is the rapidly increasing pressure of population on the limited resources of the land. To meet the ever increasing demands of expanding populations, agricultural production has been raised through the abundant use of inorganic fertilizers, the adoption of multicropping systems and liberal application of chemical pesticides (fungicides, bactericides, etc. ). Though the use of chemicals has increased the yield dramatically, it has also resulted in the rapid deterioration of land and water resources apart from wastage of scarce resources. This has adversely affected the biological balance and lead to the presence of toxic residues in food, soil and water in addition to imposing economic constraints on developing countries.' (From the Preface)
Mycorrhizal Biology addresses the global problem of land degradation and the associated loss of soil productivity and decline in soil quality caused by exploitative farming practices and poor management in developing countries, and the far reaching socio-economic and ecological consequences of its impact on agricultural productivity and the environment. In the light of a need for sustainable development, a new system of productive agriculture, to ensure the efficient management of agricultural inputs for long term high crop productivity with minimum damage to the ecological and socio-economic environment is essential. The management of mycorrhizal fungi will form a significant part of such a system and this work investigates the key association of plant roots with mycorrhizal fungi, known to benefit plants under conditions of nutritional and water stress and pathogen challenge and analyses the developments in our understanding of the genetic loci that govern mycorrhiza formation.

Keywords

Ecology Flora Pathogen environment evolution mineral nutrition pesticide plant roots residue residues roots soil soil quality stress conditions water stress

Editors and affiliations

  • K. G. Mukerji
    • 1
  • B. P. Chamola
    • 1
  • Jagjit Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Environmental Buildings Solution, Ltd.DunstableUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4265-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6915-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4265-0
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