Soil Biology

Diversity and Biotechnology of Ectomycorrhizae

Editors: Rai, Mahendra, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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  • Each chapter provides a general review and statement of current understanding, recent developments and advances, priorities for future research, and applications
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Ectomycorrhizal fungi play multifunctional roles during symbioses with higher plants. They can serve as bioprotectors, biofertilizers, bioremediators and stress indicators. Further, they are the true “mycoindicators” of forest ecosystems, where an enormous diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi can be found. Some ectomycorrhizal fungi also produce edible sporocarps, i.e., fruiting bodies, which are important for the food industry. Ectomycorrhizal fungi also produce various metal chelating molecules, which are of remarkable biotechnological significance and which also secrete useful secondary metabolites. Molecular approaches are required for the identification and differentiation of fungi forming symbioses with higher plants, while molecular tools are important to understand how genes are expressed during symbiosis with higher plants. Students, researchers and teachers of botany, mycology, microbiology, forestry, and biotechnology will find a valuable source of information in this Soil Biology volume.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Importance of Ectomycorrhizas for the Growth of Dipterocarps and the Efficacy of Ectomycorrhizal Inoculation Schemes

    Pages 3-17

    Brearley, Francis Q.

  • The Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis in South America: Morphology, Colonization, and Diversity

    Pages 19-41

    Becerra, Alejandra G. (et al.)

  • Ectomycorrhizal Inoculum and Inoculation Techniques

    Pages 43-63

    Repáč, Ivan

  • Systematics and Ecology of Tropical Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Using Molecular Approaches

    Pages 67-85

    Taiana, Rivière-Dobigny

  • The Molecular Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Essence in Association: A Review of Differentially Expressed Fungal Genes During Symbiosis Formation

    Pages 87-121

    Acioli-Santos, Bartolomeu (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity and Biotechnology of Ectomycorrhizae
Editors
  • Mahendra Rai
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15196-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15196-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15195-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26602-7
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 459
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