Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function

  • Yoram Kapulnik
  • David D. DoudsJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. R. M. Miller, J. D. Jastrow
    Pages 3-18
  3. Manuela Giovannetti
    Pages 47-68
  4. Laurence Lapopin, Philipp Franken
    Pages 69-84
  5. David D. Douds Jr., Philip E. Pfeffer, Yair Shachar-Hill
    Pages 107-129
  6. R. Larry Peterson, Frédérique C. Guinel
    Pages 147-171
  7. Eliane Dumas-Gaudot, Armelle Gollotte, Christelle Cordier, Silvio Gianinazzil, Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson
    Pages 173-200
  8. Eckhard George
    Pages 307-343
  9. Robert G. Linderman
    Pages 345-365
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 367-372

About this book

Introduction

Recent years have brought an upsurge of interest in the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, partly due to the realization that the effective utilization of these symbiotic soil fungi is likely to be essential in sustainable agriculture. Impressive progress has been made during the last decade in the study of this symbiosis largely as a result of increasing exploitation of molecular tools. Although early emphasis was placed on the use of molecular tools to study physiological processes triggered by the symbiosis, such as expression of symbiosis-specific polypeptides and modulation of host defences, other applications await. It was obvious to us that gathering leaders in the field to summarize these topics and point out research needs was necessary if we were to understand the physiology and function of AM fungi at a molecular level. In addition, we have taken the opportunity to present these reviews in a logical sequence of topics ranging from the initiation of the life cycle of the fungus to its functions in plant growth and in the below ground ecosystem. It was a challenge to limit this flood of information to the confines of one text. This is a very exciting time for mycorrhiza biologists and it is our hope that some of this excitement is conveyed to our readers.

Keywords

Expression Fungi Transport ecology gene expression mutant physiology regulation roots soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoram Kapulnik
    • 1
  • David D. DoudsJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research OrganizationThe Volcani CenterBet DagenIsrael
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceWyndmoorUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0776-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5515-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0776-3
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