Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Editors: Siddiqui, Zaki Anwar, Akhtar, Mohammad Sayeed, Futai, Kazuyoshi (Eds.)

  • Coverage of arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi
  • Applications in sustainable agriculture and forestry are discussed
  • Contains discussions of practical applications of mycorrhizal fungi
  • Useful for Agricultural Microbiologists, Agronomists and Plant Pathologists
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8770-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8769-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7980-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, mechanism of root colonization, effect on plant physiology and growth, biofertilization, plant resistance and biocontrol of plant pathogens. This book discusses and goes into detail on a number of topics: the molecular basis of nutrient exchange between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and host plants; the role of AM fungi in disease protection, alleviation of soil stresses and increasing grain production; interactions of AM fungi and beneficial saprophytic mycoflora in terms of plant growth promotion; the role of AM fungi in the restoration of native ecosystems; indirect contributions of AM fungi and soil aggregation to plant growth and mycorrhizosphere effect of multitrophic interaction; the mechanisms by which mycorrhizas change a disturbed ecosystem into productive land; the importance of reinstallation of mycorrhizal systems in the rhizosphere is emphasized and their impact on landscape regeneration, and in bioremediation of contaminated soils; Ectomycorrhizae (ECM) and their importance in forest ecosystems and associations of ECM in tropical rain forests function to maintain tropical monodominance; in vitro mycorrhization of micro-propagated plants, and visualizing and quantifying endorhizal fungi; the use of mycorrhizae, mainly AM and ECM, for sustainable agriculture and forestry.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Mycorrhizae: An Overview

    Siddiqui, Zaki A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • The Molecular Components of Nutrient Exchange in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Interactions

    Sawers, Ruairidh J. H. (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi as Potential Bioprotectants Against Plant Pathogens

    Akhtar, Mohd Sayeed (et al.)

    Pages 61-97

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizae and Alleviation of Soil Stresses on Plant Growth

    Giasson, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 99-134

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Communities in Major Intensive North American Grain Productions

    Beauregard, M. S. (et al.)

    Pages 135-157

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8770-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8769-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7980-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Editors
  • Zaki Anwar Siddiqui
  • Mohammad Sayeed Akhtar
  • Kazuyoshi Futai
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8770-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8770-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8769-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7980-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 362
Topics