Advances in Mycorrhizal Science and Technology

March 2010
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  • Published
    3rd March 2010
  • ISBN 9781845935863
  • Language English
  • Pages 197 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"
  • Images graphs & color photos

Mycorrhizal symbioses are widespread and fundamental components of terrestrial ecosystems and have shaped plant evolution. Research in this field is rapidly evolving and recent findings have done much to improve our understanding of how these complex plant/fungal associations function.

This volume, which is aimed at the scientific community, comprises 14 chapters written by more than 30 international experts for different fields of mycorrhizal research. The chapters provide either in-depth reviews or the results of previously unpublished scientific studies, and certain are illustrated with photos and line drawings. The topics covered are of global interest and include plant-fungal communication, the interaction of mycorrhizal fungi and other soil microorganisms, the use of mycorrhizal fungi in plant-production systems, and the commercial harvesting of edible mycorrhizal forest mushrooms.

"This book provides an interesting summary of the state of play of many important areas of mycorrhizal research and should prove interesting to a wide range of readers."

Tim Daniell - , Journal of Experimental Agriculture

1. Mycorrhizae in Canadian forest and agricultural ecosystems, 2. From a germinating spore to an established arbuscular mycorrhiza: signalling and regulation, 3. Growth and branching of asymbiotic, presymbiotic and extraradical AM fungal hyphae: clarification of concepts and terminology, 4. Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil microorganisms, 5. Arbuscular mycorrhiza: where nature and industry meet, 6. The relative field mycorrhizal dependency concept and its usefulness in agronomy, 7. Extraction, propagation, and conservation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, 8. Industrial perspective of applied mycorrhizal research in Canada, 9. Mycorrhizal fungi in Canadian forest nurseries and field performance of inoculated seedlings, 10. Ectomycorrhizal inoculation for boreal forest ecosystem restoration following oil sand extraction: the need for an initial three-step screening process, 11. Technological transfer: the use of ectomycorrhizal fungi in conventional and modern forest tree nurseries in northern Africa, 12. Ectomycorrhizae in the neotropics with emphasis on lowland forests, 13. Ecophysiology of sporocarp development of ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes associated with boreal forest gymnosperms

Damase P. Khasa

Damase P. Khasa is at Universite Laval, Canada.

Yves Piché

Yves Piché is at Universite Laval, Canada.

Andrew P. Coughlin

Andrew P. Coughlin is at Universite Laval, Canada.