Structure, Function, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Ajit Varma
  • Bertold Hock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. State of the Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. J. Read
      Pages 3-34
  3. Genetics and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. J. C. Debaud, R. Marmeisse, G. Gay
      Pages 75-110
    3. A. Dahlberg
      Pages 111-132
    4. P. A. Lemke, N. K. Singh, U. A. Temann
      Pages 133-152
    5. A. Hahn, C. Göbel, B. Hock
      Pages 177-201
  4. Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  5. Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. V. Gianinazzi-Pearson, E. Dumas-Gaudot, S. Gianinazzi
      Pages 255-272
    3. Rüdiger Hampp, Christoph Schaeffer
      Pages 273-303
    4. B. Botton, M. Chalot
      Pages 333-372
    5. C. Azcón-Aguilar, B. Bago, J. M. Barea
      Pages 391-408
  6. Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. A. G. Jarstfer, D. M. Sylvia
      Pages 427-441
    3. P. E. Lovato, H. Schüepp, A. Trouvelot, S. Gianinazzi
      Pages 443-467
    4. I. C. Gardner, C. R. Barrueco
      Pages 469-495
  7. Ecophysiology

  8. Systematics

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 689-704

About this book


This second updated and revised edition puts stronger emphasis on genetics and molecular biology. It contains new chapters written by leading experts in the field.
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 biotechnologial application of mycorrhizas is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.


Symbiose agronomy biology ecosystem ectomycorrhiza endomycorrhiza forest forestry fungi genetics molecular biology mycorrhiza physiology plants roots

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  • Bertold Hock
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für BotanikTechnische Universität MünchenFreisingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03781-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03779-9
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