Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-23
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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The roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil and therefore in plant nutrition. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis is recognized as the definitive work in this area. Since the last edition was published there have been major advances in the field, particularly in the area of molecular biology, and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate these exciting new developments. . Over 50% new material . Includes expanded colour plate section . Covers all aspects of mycorrhiza . Presents new taxonomy . Discusses the impact of proteomics and genomics on research in this area

Author Biography

Sally E. Smith is affiliated with Soil and Land Systems, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Arbuscular mycorrhizasp. 11
The symbionts forming arbuscular mycorrhizasp. 13
Colonization of roots and anatomy of arbuscular mycorrhizasp. 42
Genetic, cellular and molecular interactions in the establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizasp. 91
Growth and carbon economy of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiontsp. 117
Mineral nutrition, toxic element accumulation and water relations of arbuscular mycorrhizal plantsp. 145
Ectomycorrhizasp. 189
Structure and development of ectomycorrhizal rootsp. 191
Ectendo- and arbutoid mycorrhizasp. 269
Growth and carbon allocation of ectomycorrhizal symbiontsp. 295
Nitrogen mobilization and nutrition in ectomycorrhizal plantsp. 321
Phosphorus and base cation nutrition, heavy metal accumulation and water relations of ectomycorrhizal plantsp. 349
Ericoid, orchid and mycoheterotrophic mycorrhizasp. 387
Ericoid mycorrhizasp. 389
Mycorrhizas of green orchidsp. 419
Mycorrhizas in achlorophyllous plants (mycoheterotrophs)p. 458
Fungal symbioses in lower land plantsp. 507
Functioning of mycorrhizas in broader contextsp. 523
The roles of mycorrhizas in successional processes and in selected biomesp. 525
Mycorrhizas in ecological interactionsp. 573
Mycorrhizas in agriculture, horticulture and forestryp. 611
Referencesp. 637
Indexp. 769
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