Mycorrhizas - Functional Processes and Ecological Impact by Concepci Azcón-AguilarMycorrhizas - Functional Processes and Ecological Impact by Concepci Azcón-Aguilar

Mycorrhizas - Functional Processes and Ecological Impact

byConcepci Azcón-AguilarEditorJose Miguel Barea, Silvio Gianinazzi

Hardcover | February 23, 2009

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Mycorrhizal symbioses are central to the multitrophic interactions that impact plant productivity, competitiveness and survival. This book integrates present-day knowledge from well-known research groups on some of the topics which are at the forefront of mycorrhizal research. Topics include the cell programmes that drive mycorrhiza formation and function, the processes sustaining symbiotic mutualism, stress response mechanisms in mycorrhizal symbionts, and the diversity and ecological impacts of mycorrhizal systems. The efficient management of mycorrhizal systems has the potential to support the sustainable production of quality foods while ensuring environmental quality for future generations.

Title:Mycorrhizas - Functional Processes and Ecological ImpactFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pagesPublished:February 23, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540879773

ISBN - 13:9783540879770


Table of Contents

1 Soil microbial resources and agricultural policies David Atkinson 2 Interspecies altruism in plant-microbe symbioses: use of group selection models to resolve the evolutionary paradoxes Nikolai A. Provorov and Nikolai I. Vorobyov 3 Dissection of genetic cell programmes driving early arbuscular mycorrhiza interactions Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson, Marie Tollot and Pascale Seddas 4 Analysis of mycorrhizal functioning using transcriptomics Matthias Arlt, Dietmar Schwarz and Philipp Franken 5 Protein profiling analyses in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis Ghislaine Recorbet and Eliane Dumas-Gaudot 6 Coordinated nutrient exchange in arbuscular mycorrhiza Nuria Ferrol and Jacob Pérez-Tienda 7 Deciphering the arbuscular mycorrhizal pathway of P uptake in non-responsive plant species Emily J. Grace, F. Andrew Smith and Sally E. Smith 8 Mechanisms underlying heavy metal tolerance in arbuscular mycorrhizas Manuel González-Guerrero, Karim Benabdellah, Nuria Ferrol and Concepción Azcón-Aguilar 9 Priming plant defences against pathogens by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi María J. Pozo, Adriaan Verhage, Javier García-Andrade, Juan M. García and Concepción Azcón-Aguilar 10 Reconciliation of conflicting phenotypic and rRNA gene phylogenies of fungi in Glomeromycota based on underlying patterns and processes Joseph B. Morton 11 Spatial ecology of ectomycorrhizas: analytical strategies Brian J. Pickles, David Genney, Ian C. Anderson and Ian J. Alexander 12 Spatial heterogeneity in mycorrhizal populations and communities: scales and mechanisms Benjamin E. Wolfe, Jeri L. Parrent, Alexander M. Koch, Benjamin A. Sikes, Monique Gardes and John N. Klironomos 13 Response diversity of ectomycorrhizas in forest succession following disturbance Suzanne W.Simard 14 AMF associated with indigenous and non indigenous plants at urban and desert sites in Arizona Robert J. Bills and Jean C. Stutz 15 Desert truffle cultivation in semiarid Mediterranean areas Asunción Morte, Mar Zamora, Almudena Gutierrez and Mario Honrubia.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book is arranged in 15 chapters . and has 41 coauthors and 4 editors. . The book is well laid out with . illustrations. All chapters are well referenced at the back. . This book certainly has the correct title and should be of interest to those interested in agriculture, ecology and mycology. . should be available in all good school, community and university libraries and any research laboratories dealing with agriculture or mycorrhizal research."­­­ (K. D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 45, 2010)